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Book Tasting: Presentation at NJASL Conference, November 2016: 2015 Book Tasting

This includes resources from the Book Tasting presentation given by Marie Donnantuono and Yvonne Roux of William Paterson University

Link to LibGuide for 2015 Book Tasting

The 2015 Book Tasting focused on teaching writing skills using mentor texts. Here is a link to more information.

Video of Book Tasting

Mentor Texts

Here is a list of Mentor Texts developed by staff of the Curriculum Materials Center of the David & Lorraine Cheng Library of William Paterson University. It includes mentor texts identified in Nonfiction mentor texts by L.R. Dorfman & R. Cappelli (2009), as well as titles purchased through the generosity of the Albert Payson Terhune Foundation.

Dr. Moore with Student

Painting with Words (Descriptive Language)

Hosts of Book Tasting

This Book Tasting session was organized by:

Elizabeth Brown,, College of Education

Marie Donnantuono,, College of Education

Carrie Hong,, College of Education

Noreen Moore,, College of Education

Yvonne Roux,, Cheng Library


Special thanks to the Cheng Library and the College of Education for their support.


Additional thanks to:

Kathy Malu, College of Education

Patricia Moore, Cheng Library

Julie Rosenthal, College of Education

Joe Van Riper, Photographer Extraordinaire

Irene Van Riper, College of Education

Place Setting & Menu created by Prof. Marie Donnantuono

Dr. Hong & Students

Persuasive/Argumentative Table

Developed by Dr. Elizabeth Brown

Attached is the menu developed by Dr. Elizabeth Brown for the Book Tasting for Writing held on September 10, 2015.