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Wed, May 11



PB&J All Access Bundle: 2021-2022 Part 1

Join me as we unpack 8 books to look for all the reading, writing, and language standards hidden within this picture book. Learn how to turn your favorite picture book into a phenomenal reading and writing mini-lesson.

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PB&J All Access Bundle: 2021-2022 Part 1
PB&J All Access Bundle: 2021-2022 Part 1

Time & Location

May 11, 2022, 10:20 AM



About The Event

The purpose of this PD is to unpack all the possible teaching points contained within one title. In the two hours, we will walk through the book, page by page, discussing literacy elements, conventions used by the author and illustrator, vocabulary words & phrases, sentence structure, figurative language, plot, punctuation and more. We will identify the spots in the book that would be ideal stopping spots to demonstrate reading strategies that readers do.  We will also identify an ideal mentor sentence including parts of speech per word but phonics patterns for each word of that sentence.

I would not and I do not suggest you teach all the teaching points in one title in one day/week (I will discuss more on this in the PD). The intent is to read the picture book aloud to your students first before using it as a mentor text. Using the book as a mentor text means you are using the book during your reading or writing strategy minilesson to teach one skill and strategy that readers or writers use to make meaning. While we will discover 20+ teaching points for each book, one should be taught at a time and the others should go into your "teaching bank" to be taught later on in the school year. This PD will equip you with the skills and know-how to teaching skills and strategies when one is not provided for you. For example, lots of schools and districts are provided with reading and writing units of study, or lots of schools and teachers use the reading and writing strategies book, however neither one of these resources are all comprehensive. When a strategy for a reading or writing school does not exist, you will have the power to create one because you have completed this PD. 

The protocol that we will follow to find the teaching points is scalable meaning you will be able to do this on your own with any book after the PD, or teach other teachers how to unpack a picture book. 

The Zoom code will be emailed to attendees the night before the event. 

The price of this PD does not include the purchase of the book title. Please print this attachment before attending the PD.

Purchase the books here: PB&J Titles

All PB&J sessions will be on a Saturday date and run from 10 AM EST to 12 PM EST.

9/18: Look! I Wrote a Book by Sally Lloyd-Jones

10/2: Any Questions? by Marie-Louise Gay

10/16: Little Red Writing by Joan Lolub

10/30: The Scarecrow by Beth Ferry

11/13: Your Place in the Universe by Jason Chin

12/4: Cat Problem by Jory John

12/18 The Barnabus Project by the Fan Brothers

1/15: Finding Winnie by Lindsay Mattick

The books for these PDs is not included in the price. You must secure a copy of the books prior to attending the events AND read them at least once.

Included in your ticket price:

-2-hour live event with Jen and everyone in the PB&J community (x8 events).

-Access to a recording of the live event (x8 events).

-Unpacking of the teaching points to use the book as a mentor text (x8 events).

-One minilesson (reading or writing) per PB&J session

-One Mentor Sentence per PB&J session

-One Phonics Skills document per PB&J session

-One Jamboard slide per PB&J session

-One PD Certificate per PB&J session

If you are registering multiple people, please email their names and email addresses to

Please pay via PayPal or credit card for groups less than 20. If you are registering a group larger than 20 people and need to pay via purchase order, please email If your ticket is not paid for by the night before the event, the Zoom code and password will not be sent to you.

For any questions and for more details, email


  • All Access Ticket

    Includes access to all 8 PB&J videos




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