I love Sunday mornings but what I am really looking forward to is tonight - Sunday evening, knowing that there are no lunches to make, no planning to do, just relaxing!!
But before that, I will be reading all about the wonderful mentor texts that are linked up with the awesome ladies at Collaboration Cuties!! Be sure to head over there and check out all of the great books and ideas being shared today!
The book I am choosing to share today is...
Here is the description from the publisher:
When his favorite superhero retires, Michael Maxwell McCallum knows that he won't be gone for long.
Michael Maxwell McCallum lives in a world just like ours, but peopled by superheroes. When Michael's hero, Perfect Man, quits his job without warning, Michael isn't worried. He knows that Perfect Man will come back. He always does. So that September, when a new teacher shows up in his classroom, a teacher with a number of special powers, Michael figures it out right away. Mr. Clark is Perfect Man. Mr. Clark doesn't say yes and he doesn't say no to Michael's endless questions, but he does encourage Michael to find his own super powers.
What is Michael's super power, writing, that is right, he becomes a writer, oops, spoiler alert : )
I really like using this book for a number of reasons:
1. It fits in with my Superhero classroom theme! I like to start the year out with my theme and this year I am going back to Superheroes.
Here are a few other books I like to use for this theme:
2. Making Connections. Coming off summer movie season almost every student can make connections between the book and the world A.K.A. Iron Man, The Avengers.... and then to everyday heroes too!
3. Inferences. Is he or isn't he Perfect Man - use evidence from the text to support your thinking, woohoo, love it!!
Here is a little follow up work I use with this book. Click here to download a copy.
Be sure to check out all the great books that everyone is sharing today!!
See you tomorrow for Made it Monday!! Be sure to check out all the freebies being shared at Manic Monday too!