Mentor Text for Language, Character Development, & Theme

Updated: Sep 23, 2020


Finding François: A Story about the Healing Power of Friendship by Gus Gordon

Picture Book 40 pages © 2020

Alice wanted a sibling and then found François and a beautiful friendship begins. A must-read picture book!


This is a good mentor text for theme. Guide students to see that the message of the book is how friendships can heal emotional wounds. Also use this for language. Have students listen for and point out the beautiful and descriptive language used throughout. For character development, have student look for the moves the author makes to make the characters so endearing. Lastly, what is the author's purpose for including a little bit of humor.


#teachersofinstagram #teachersfollowteachers #teachersofig #teacherstyle #barbarathebookworm #teachers #reading #picturebooks #mentortexts #gusgordon #gusgordonbooks


5 views0 comments

Recent Posts

See All

©2020 by Barbara the Bookworm

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Instagram