Mentor Text Review: Pete the Sheep

  • Author: Jackie French
  • Illustrator: Bruce Whatley
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers

Pete the Sheep by author illustrator combo Jackie French and Bruce Whatley is a hilarious story about a sheep dog with a difference.

Suggestions For Using This Mentor Text To Teach Writing:

This text would be an ideal mentor text for discussing the IDEAS trait as French has cleverly taken an everyday occupation (shearing) and given it a funny
twist. It would also be useful to look at the details she has added to create such likable characters.
In addition to IDEAS, this text lends itself to some great discussions around ORGANISATION and SENTENCE FLUENCY.

Suggestions For Using This Mentor Text To Teach Reading:

Bruce Whatley’s illustrations are an integral part of this text. It therefore opens itself up as a useful mentor text for PREDICTING and INFERRING.

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