Mentor texts

My favorite books for teaching character traits, actions, and feelings! Read the post for more lessons!

August and September Read Alouds

My favorite time of day is read aloud in the classroom. All my students sitting around and enjoying a story together. As the teacher, I always like to choose rich texts with tons of learning opportuni

My favorite read alouds for Setting and Story Elements! Read the post for specific lesson ideas!

My Favorite Picture Books for Setting and Story Elements!

Looking for mentor texts to teach setting and story elements? These read aloud books are some of my favorite! Click over to see how I use these texts in my first grade classroom and get a free lesson!

50+ Books for Modeling Comprehension Strategies | This Reading Mama

50+ Books for Modeling Comprehension Strategies

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Persuasive writing prompts are best with a mentor text! I love persuasive writing activities with mentor texts because the writing is always engaging and hilarious!

Primary mentor text suggested book list for Story Structure- teaching the beginning, middle, and end of a story- RL2.5, RL3.5- Blog post on suggested books for all Common Core Literature Standards

Primary Mentor Texts for Common Core Literature Standards

Primary mentor text suggested book list for Story Structure- teaching the beginning, middle, and end of a story- RL2.5, RL3.5- Blog post on suggested books for all Common Core Literature Standards

Primary informational mentor text suggested book list for finding the main topic or main idea and support key details- RI.1.2, RI.2.2, RI.3.2

Second Grade Nest

Primary informational mentor text suggested book list for finding the main topic or main idea and support key details-

Primary mentor text suggested book list for Point of View- focusing on how characters in the text feel about other characters or events that…

Primary Mentor Texts for Common Core Literature Standards

Primary mentor text suggested book list for Point of View- focusing on how characters in the text feel about other characters or events that happen- also can compare to the way that readers feel about story, too-

These books are some of my favorite read aloud texts and lessons for teaching problem and solution and cause and effect. Head on over to the post for some ideas on how to use each book!

Read Alouds for Problem and Solution, Cause and Effect

These books are some of my favorite read aloud texts and lessons for teaching problem and solution and cause and effect. Head on over to the post for some ideas on how to use each book!

I love using mentor text to teach my reading standards! When I taught 4th, 5th, and 6th grade ELA I used these texts to model the standards for my students. Click here for the entire list! 3rd grade too!

Common Core Reading: Mentor Text + Interactive Lessons = Success

I love using mentor text to teach my reading standards! When I taught 4th, 5th, and 6th grade ELA I used these texts to model the standards for my students. Click here for the entire list! 3rd grade too!

Books for Making Inferences and Predictions ~ fantastic texts for teaching kids to "read between the lines" | This Reading Mama

Books for Making Inferences and Predictions

Books for Making Inferences and Predictions ~ fantastic texts for teaching kids to "read between the lines" This Reading Mama

Writing lessons: Showing, not telling is important not only for effective writing, but also for effective writing instruction. Mentor texts are perfect for this, as they provide exemplars that students can use to examine author craft. Once they identify what good writers do, they will imitate the techniques in their own writing.

Short Mentor Texts for Secondary Writing

Writing lessons: Showing, not telling is important not only for effective writing, but also for effective writing instruction. Mentor texts are perfect for this, as they provide exemplars that students can use to examine author craft. Once they identify w

Informational writing is best with mentor text activities! It makes the writing prompts much more creative! (Freebie Included)

Writing with Mentor Texts

Informational writing is best with mentor text activities! It makes the writing prompts much more creative!

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