Mo Willems Author Study. Read a Mo Willems book to the class and then discuss certain ways he uses to convey his stories. Introduce kids to aspects of a book, such as, big words mean the character is saying it loud.
Joyful and Systematic Ways to Build Kindergarten Narrative Writing
Download the FREE Elephant and Piggie drawing pages here: http://nellieedge.com/members/resources/elephant-piggie-drawing.pdf so children can learn to write and illustrate their own Elephant and Piggie books! These books are well loved-mentor texts. Follow link and scroll down on Narrative Writing to see the tote, "How to Write About Elephant and Piggie!" and children's samples.
Do your students LOVE Mo Willems?! In this author study, students read Pigeon books, Elephant & Piggie books, and the Knuffle Bunny series! There are tons of activities, crafts and reader responses for these books!