Thursday, April 11, 2013

Must Read: "Someday is NOT a day of the week"

Woo-Hoo! for Week 2 of joining my darling Collaboration Cuties for their Must Read Mentor Text Party.

Denise Brennan-Nelson is my lovely author of the month so I am using her resources to share with all of you!
(Isn't she glamorous!!!)
 Denise Brennan Nelson
This week, I have chosen her heart-felt story, "Someday is Not A Day of the Week."
Check out the Awards it has won!
2006-07 Children’s Crown Gallery Award Nominee – a children’s choice, 05
Children’s Choices 2006 (IRA/CBC) 06
2006 Foreword Children’s Picture Book of the Year Finalist06
2006 Writer’s Notes Book Award Notable06
Someday is Not A Day of the Week
We’ve all wished for Someday to get here, and now it is. Follow the tale of the young beaver, Max, and his quest to spend quality time with his parents and family. The tale for the ages and ageless will bring a happy tear of joy and love and a smile to the face of every child who undoubtedly heard the answer “Someday” after having asked “When?”
An inspiring read for all of us, Someday finds Max looking for “Someday” on his calendar and realizing if it did exist, it would surely be the busiest day of the week. Don’t pass on the chance to share this tale of love and the importance of family.

This mentor text lesson will focus on:
text-to-self connections
days of the week/sequencing
family values
Click here to go directly to Denise's website and download a 19 page PDF filled with cross-curricular activities to use with this mentor text.  Activities include sequencing, story elements, questioning stems, Fact or Fiction, math, writing stems, and much more!  This is a fabulously free PDF so please take just a moment while your there and send Denise a little love! 
Once you open the webpage, scroll to the bottom and the pdf file will be waiting for you in left-hand corner!

As always, I look forward to hearing how you might use this book in your classroom!
The Collaboration Cuties and I  would love to have you join the linky party with your favorite mentor text!
Click on the Collaborations Cuties image below and sign up!

Have a wonderful day friends and I'll be back Friday with my 5!


  1. Awwww, what a sweet sounding story!! I will have to check this out! I love that you are not only sharing stories that have resources with them, but are stories I don't know! Yay!!

    Thanks for linking up, cutie!
    Collaboration Cuties

  2. Julie, thanks for sharing a super book! We think this is a lesson we all need! And of course, it is awesome Denise puts all those great resources on her website! We're so glad to get to know this author!

    :) Tamra and Sarah
    First Grade Buddies

  3. Thank you for sharing another great book with resources! Hope all is well, dear!

    Learning With Mrs. Leeby

  4. This book sounds wonderful... I'm off to the library! Thanks for sharing.

    Granny Goes to School

  5. Hi Denise! What an adorable blog!!! I love the message in this book. I teach year six in New Zealand (equivalent to fifth grade) but I think this story would be good even for the bigger kids.

    Denis Waitley has a brilliant poem (more adult based) called Someday Isle you should check out. I love all of his work but this poem is exactly along the lines of the book you've recommended.

    You should definitely google it!

    x Serena x
    Magic Mistakes & Mayhem

    1. Your post actually inspired me to do a post myself about the adult version of this book!

      x Serena x
      Magic Mistakes & Mayhem


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