Mentor Text 8.4.13

Happy Sunday!  We are linking up with Collaboration Cuties for their Mentor Text Linky.  This week the theme is Language Arts.  We chose a book that is great for the Beginning of the Year.  In the first few days when you are reviewing the alphabet; this book is great.

A BOOK OF LETTERS offers young readers a new approach to learning the alphabet. When Abigail Anderson receives an "A" in a letter from a friend, she adds a "B" and passes the letter to Bunny Bernstein. Bunny sends a "C" to Christopher Clark, and so begins the alphabet chain letter! As the story progresses, the letter is passed from one child to another, whose names all correspond to the next letter of the alphabet. The large 10x10 format allows for big, bold illustrations and the lift-up-flaps enable small fingers to "open" the "envelopes" inside, creating an interactive element that parents and children will enjoy. The last spread contains a real envelope with a large fold-out alphabet poster inside for kids to hang up and refer to whenever they need help remembering their ABCs!

This book is also fun to use when getting to know one another in the classroom; specifically the names of all the kiddos!  The activity below is fun to use after this book:

This activity is one of our many ideas/activities that are included in our Back to School packet in our store.  

Have a great day!


  1. This is an adorable book. My kiddos would get a kick out of the alliteration. Thanks for sharing!

    Hunter's Tales from Teaching

  2. Your posts always make me miss my first graders *just* a little! :)
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  3. Hi girls!
    This book looks so very cute and so perfect for those first few days of school- love it!
    Aylin :)
    Learning to the Core

  4. Aw how cute!! I love this and I love the name puzzles!! Adorable as usual!

    Thanks for linking up!
    Collaboration Cuties

    1. Thank you! Good luck with your new school year!

  5. That is precious! Cute little characters in the story.
    What a great activity to go with the book.
    Fabulous Fifth Grade Fun

  6. Great book! I had never heard of it before. Thanks for sharing!
    Grade 4 Buzz