Sunday, April 7, 2013

Mentor Text Linky: What's With This Room?

Language Arts

What's With This Room?
by Tom Lightenheld

Opinion Writing
Point of View


This story is about a little boy
and his disaster of a room.  
The story begins from the point 
of view of his parents and changes
to the little boy's point of view.
(Common Core RL6!)

The illustrations are awesome 
and funny! It is written in rhyme
and is just hilarious!

"Your stinky old running shoes
got up and ran,
outstunk by your underwear
hung from the fan."

The end is a surprise so have
the students make predictions!
Oh, you thought I was going to tell
YOU the ending?!?!

Nope! You will have to get the book
to find out what happens!

Check out a previous post here 
about this story and the packet we
used with it! I plan to add more
ELA activities to the packet...
once I get some software on this
new laptop!

Random Photo

My daughter and her boyfriend
at prom walk in yesterday!

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Thanks for stopping by!


  1. You lost me at "prom".... I LOVE looking at prom pictures- although when mine are ready I will probably throw up!
    Going Nutty!

  2. What a hoot! This is one that I must have, as one of my favorites of all time is his "Everything I Know About Monsters..."! Thanks so much for sharing! This is what I like so much about the mentor text link up with Collaboration Cuties--I am discovering wonderful texts by authors that I love. I have not looked into any more of his publications in a long time... ALSO--I just discovered your blog doing the link up and have become a follower. I will be back...

    All the best--
    Sarah @ Hoots N' Hollers

  3. I can't wait to read this book. We read "Joe's Junk" as a reading assessment - this sounds like it would be a great book for making connections with it! Just found your blog through the linky - can't wait to explore!

    Looking From Third to Fourth

  4. What a great title. I will have to check it out!
    Your daughter's prom dress was beautiful. :)


  5. This sounds like a hilarious book!! I definitely need to get it! Whew, this linky is going to put a hurtin' on my wallet! :-P
    ideas by jivey

  6. That is too stinkin' funny!!! I love it and I'll have to have it!!! So fun!!! Thanks for sharing it and for linking up!!
    Collaboration Cuties

    (love the prom photo!)

  7. SO ADORABLE! They look too cute together :) Thank the heavens I am not in high school though, that was way stressful!

  8. This is a book I hadn't heard of; we will be sure to use it while teaching opinion writing! Thank you!
    Tamra and Sarah
    First Grade Buddies