Kathleen Wainwright has published her first children’s book, Summer in
the City. Welcome to day 4 of her 10 day virtual tour! Today Kathleen
will be sharing a really cool descripte writing mapping activity!
Latoya! Thank you for hosting day 4 of the Summer in the City Virtual Book
Tour! I am excited to share this really cute activity with your readers!
in the City is a really cute book that will not only remind you of
some of your fondest childhood memories, it will also activate your senses! As
you read, Summer in the City you will feel the
heat of a summer’s day. You will taste the sweet treats, feel the
cool breeze as the students swing through the air, feel the cool splash as kids
dive in the pool…hear the pocket change jingle as they “order vanilla
icecream cones with rainbow sprinkles”. This book is PERFECT for
descriptive writing. And what kid wouldn’t want to write about their summer
plans…or their summer memories.
section of the Summer in the City Teacher’s Reading Companion is one of my
favorite! I love the images and I think it is one students will enjoy
completing. I think this activity would look best in color but I also know that
priniting out a class set of worksheets in color is ….expensive. So here is
an idea. How about you print out a few. Place them in a writing center inside
of a sheet protector and students can fill it in using dry erase markers. This
is their brainstorming activity. They can then use this outline to write their
rough draft. If you want them to keep a record of their ides. Students can
complete a black and white copy after “brainstorming” on the sheet
protector or laminated form. This activity is sure to motivate reluctant
readers. My students LOVE the graphics in this book; they will be super excited
to have them on their worksheets. For the complete descriptive writing section,
you purchase Summer in the City from TeachersPayTeachers you will receive a
Teacher’s Reading Companion for *free! This resource is full of reading
comprehension activities that are not only fun but also a great way to
reinforce important skills.
Latoya Trice Reed, will be providing an overview of some of the great resources
you will be able to find in the Summer in the City Teacher’s
Reading Companion. Don’t forget to stop by and get your link to download
will also be giving away 10 free, signed copies of Summer in the
City at the end of her virtual book tour! Be sure to enter
the giveaway for your chance to win!
Kathleen Wainwright is a dedicated teacher in
the School District of Philadelphia. She received her bachelor’s of Science
degree in education from Temple University in Philadelphia, PA, and her
master’s in education with a focus in literacy,
from West Chester University, in West Chester, PA. Kathleen also teaches
literacy courses to aspiring teachers at Temple University and developmental
reading courses to incoming freshman at Delaware County Community College.
“This story captures a typical summer’s day for me and my friends growing up in
the 80’s! Every time I read it I travel back to some of my favorite childhood
memories.” Kathleen recently earned National Board Certification in Literacy:
Reading-Language Arts (Early and Middle Childhood). She enjoys sharing her
personal teaching experiences and educational resources in her blog, The Diary
of a Not So Wimpy Teacher (www.notsowimpyresources.com).