What Do You Do With An Idea? by Kobi Yamada

Recommended Grades: 4-6

A beautifully illustrated picture book with an inspiring message. This is the story of one brilliant idea and the child who helps bring it into the world.

Lesson Idea:

Mentor Text: Idea Development: Read aloud What Do You Do With an Idea? at the beginning of the year as you begin your writer’s workshop. This book is an excellent mentor text to build a community of writers, but also to kick off your writer’s workshop and help students develop their own ideas. After reading it aloud, discuss with students what happened to the idea in the story and how it relates to them as writers. Develop an anchor chart of what students might do with an idea when they come up with one. Display the anchor chart to help them as they develop their writing ideas throughout the year.

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