Dream Wakers

Mentor Texts That Celebrate Latino Culture

“There is power that resides in outstanding culturally diverse literature—a power that has the potential to engage students in reading and teach them about the art and craft of writing.”

—Ruth Culham

Skipping Stones Honor Award Winner

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“There is power that resides in outstanding culturally diverse literature—a power that has the potential to engage students in reading and teach them about the art and craft of writing.”

—Ruth Culham

We dream of a time when all students will be confident, capable readers and writers. When we teach students to read as writers using mentor texts, we awaken that dream and make it real. Imagine the power of providing students with books that show them their faces, their cul...read more

About the Author(s)

Ruth Culham, EdD, has written more than forty professional resources illuminating both writing and the reading-writing connection. Her most recent book, "The Writing Thief", has helped teachers find “right now” children’s books and everyday texts to use as mentor texts. "Dream Wakers" expands and complements this work by delving into books that focus on Latino culture and life as mentor texts for writing.

Table of Contents

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  • Contents
  • Foreward by Pam Muñoz Ryan
  • Acknowledgments
  • Chapter 1    Words to Awaken Dreams: The Importance of Mentor Texts that Celebrate Latino Culture
  • Chapter 2    The Center of Attention Ideas
  • Chapter 3    The Meticulous Planner Organization
  • Chapter 4    The Energizer Voice
  • Chapter 5    The Nitpicker Word Choice
  • Chapter 6    The Conversationalist: Sentence Fluency
  • Chapter 7    The Curmudgeon: Conventions
  • Epilogue       Dream Wakers: Final Thoughts
  • Appendix A: The Book Selection Process
  • Appendix B: Books and Traits at a Glance
  • Professional References Cited

Product Details

Grade Range: 2-6
Media: 184 pp/paper
Year: 2016
Item No: 1111
ISBN: 978-1-62531-111-5ISBN: 978-1-62531-112-2ISBN: 978-1-62531-B11-5

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