Mentor Text: The Wise Woman and Her Secret by Eve Merriam. Illustrated by Linda Graves
Everyone wants to know the old woman’s secret to wisdom. . . the town people travel up the hill to visit with her and question her. They wonder if she is a mischief-maker. She overhears their conversations and assures them that she is from the same planet, time, and universe. Everyone leaves except the little girl, Jenny. The have a conversation about a coin that she found. . . the old woman declares that Jenny found the secret of wisdom. It was not the coin, but. . .
What do you think is the secret? Simple and profound! Any student from two to a hundred and two will enjoy. Students could use this for an invitation to write their ideas for the secret of wisdom