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!

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

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

Writing with Mentor Texts

Great suggestions for Narrative Writing Mentor Texts. I especially love the anchor chart and book choice for adding dialogue into a story!

Narrative Writing Mentor Texts

Great suggestions for Narrative Writing Mentor Texts. I especially love the anchor chart and book choice for adding dialogue into a story! These would be great for mini lessons

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! (Freebie Included)

Writing with Mentor Texts

Hannah Friend 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 Point of View- focusing on how characters in the text feel about other characters or events that happen- also…

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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-

Primary mentor text suggested book list for retelling and recounting skills- reading stories, fables, folk tales, and myths to find the moral- also simple retelling skills for character, setting, beginning, middle, and end- RL1.2, 2.2, 3.2

Primary Mentor Texts for Common Core Literature Standards

Primary mentor text suggested book list for retelling and recounting skills- reading stories, fables, folk tales, and myths to find the moral- also simple retelling…

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 - This Reading Mama Any book with a clear story line and good “cliff hangers” makes for a good book to use for making predictions.

These are my favorite books for teaching character changes, comparing characters, and having a character study in a first or second grade classroom! Head over to the post to get lesson ideas and questions for each book!

Diving Deeper into Characters - My Favorite Read Alouds

character study, books for character, comparing characters, character changes, read aloud lessons

Decomposing Fractions with a Math Must Read Mentor Text- Full House

Decomposing Fractions with a Math Must Read Mentor Text- Full House

Great books to use for teaching small moments in writing

Small Moments for BIG Impact

List for Small Moments Big Impact- Writer's Workshop From: The Applicious Teacher: Small Moments for BIG Impact in Writings (includes books and writing pages)

Ecosystems is one of my favorite units to teach in 5th grade! Here are a few mentor texts you can use to integrate content during your science block!

Ecosystems is one of my favorite units to teach in 5th grade! Here are a few mentor texts you can use to integrate content during your science block!

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