9. Dogteam by Gary Paulsen
Topics: dogs, dog sledding
Units of Study: personal narrative, content-area writing
Reading Skills: envisionment
Writing Skills: using active verbs, zooming in on a small moment, incorporating sensory details, adding suspense, inserting commas and semicolons, repetition
My Thoughts: Dogteam reads more like prose. In addition to including beautiful imagery, Paulsen’s book has many examples of how writers use all senses to describe a moment in time. Though I would categorize this as a personal narrative, one could also use this as a mentor text for writing nonfiction poetry.
Entry filed under: Male authors, Picture Books. Tags: commas, content-area, dog sledding, dogs, envisionment, nonfiction poetry, personal narrative, repetition, semicolons, sensory details, small moments, suspense, verbs.