Language Arts Must Read Mentor Text Linky: Arnie the Doughnut

It’s Sunday, which means another great linky party with Amanda and Stacia over at Collaboration Cuties.  This is always an opportunity to learn about great books that really work in the classroom.

Why not join in the fun by clicking on this link?

A favorite of my students is Arnie the Doughnut, by Laurie Keller.

Where to I begin to sing the praises of Sweet Arnie?  He’s a doughnut who doesn’t realize that his job…his sole purpose for being…is to be eaten.  So, when the nice man comes and takes Arnie away from his cozy home in the bakery case to his new home, a comfy “bed” is created with a soft napkin on a lovely plate…and then…
You get the picture.
I use Arnie the Doughnut to teach the following:
  • dialogue
  • point-of-view
  • tongue-in-cheek humor
  • puns/plays on words
Arnie’s just too stinkin’ cute to not use.
He’s a great read aloud with lots of little “side commentaries” that make the kids laugh out loud.  (I can never have too much of that!)
So put yourself and your kiddos in a sweet mood and pull out Arnie the Doughnut today.  He’s a sweet treat you’ll find yourself going back to again and again!
Have a Sweet Sunday!
Nikki  

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