Mentor Text {11.24.13}

Good Morning!  We are linking up with Collaboration Cuties for their Mentor Text Linky.  This week the theme is Social Studies.  This month while looking at the library for Thanksgiving text, I was so excited to find Thank You Sarah, The Woman Who Saved Thanksgiving.  I had never seen it or read it before but LOVED it.  Our kiddos did too!  The greatest part about this book is that it covered 3 concepts we are currently discussing: 1.  persuasive writing  2.  character traits  3.  Thanksgiving.  The book is about a girl named Sarah, who convinces the president to save Thanksgiving. She is persistent, writing letters to anyone and everyone who would listen (it took her 37 years!).  Each time someone said, "no," she waited for the next person to persuade.  The book makes many references to Sarah's character; she is smart, stubborn, etc.  This is done in a repetitive way, so at the end of the book even our younger kiddos understand Sarah's character.  The illustrations in this book are eye catching and fun.  I know your kiddos would like this as much as ours!  

On the topic of Thanksgiving, click here for a freebie; our "My Thankful Family" mini book. 

Enjoy your short week and Happy Thanksgiving! 


  1. I love this book, such a great one to help teach kids that if you really want something you have to keep working for it.

  2. Looks like we were thinking the same thing! This is such a great book! I'm so glad to see it can span across multiple grade levels!! Thanks so much for linking up!!

    Collaboration Cuties

    1. Definitely a book all grade levels can use!