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You Can Count On Monsters by Richard Evan Schwartz. This book gives each number between 1 and 100 a picture of a monster. All prime numbers have their own unique monster.

You Can Count On Monsters by Richard Evan Schwartz. This book gives each number between 1 and 100 a picture of a monster. All prime numbers have their own unique monster.

the poem "Smart" by Shel Silverstein.  It can be found inside his "Where the Sidewalk Ends" book.  It is a really funny poem about a boy who is given a dollar by his dad.  He then takes the dollar and trades it for coins.  Each trade increases the number of coins he has, but decreases the value of money in his hand (which he does not realize).  By the end of the poem, he is really proud of himself for having turned his one dollar into five pennies.

the poem "Smart" by Shel Silverstein. It can be found inside his "Where the Sidewalk Ends" book. It is a really funny poem about a boy who is given a dollar by his dad. He then takes the dollar and trades it for coins. Each trade increases the number of coins he has, but decreases the value of money in his hand (which he does not realize). By the end of the poem, he is really proud of himself for having turned his one dollar into five pennies.

I've decided to share a mentor text with you that is full of awesome information and illustrations. This author makes understanding science very simple. So what is the book you ask...........???

I've decided to share a mentor text with you that is full of awesome information and illustrations. This author makes understanding science very simple. So what is the book you ask...........???

This book is a great overview of the different parts of the body and how they all work together.  My students really seem to enjoy the illustrations.  In the end Sweeney highlights how our bodies are very much the same, yet we are all different.  What a nice message.

This book is a great overview of the different parts of the body and how they all work together. My students really seem to enjoy the illustrations. In the end Sweeney highlights how our bodies are very much the same, yet we are all different. What a nice message.

Must Read Mentor Texts -- Linking Up with Collaboration Cuties!

Must Read Mentor Texts -- Linking Up with Collaboration Cuties!

~Joy in the Journey~: Mentor Text: King Bidgood's in the Bathtub

Mentor Text: King Bidgood's in the Bathtub

Literacy Spark: Mentor Text Linky & Currently

Literacy Spark: Mentor Text Linky & Currently

Polka Dot Firsties: Must Read Mentor Texts

Polka Dot Firsties: Must Read Mentor Texts

volume is a skill that I like to touch on at the end of the year.  This book is just hilarious!  Frank loves to calculate things and tries to figure out silly facts like how many whales it would take to fill up his house.  With its quirky humor, this book will have your students laughing for sure and when they get confused about volume, just ask them, "Remember Frank?".

volume is a skill that I like to touch on at the end of the year. This book is just hilarious! Frank loves to calculate things and tries to figure out silly facts like how many whales it would take to fill up his house. With its quirky humor, this book will have your students laughing for sure and when they get confused about volume, just ask them, "Remember Frank?".

this text is absolutely a mentor text because it can be used to teach so many amazing skills

this text is absolutely a mentor text because it can be used to teach so many amazing skills

Literacy Spark: Mentor Text Linky - Me on the Map

Literacy Spark: Mentor Text Linky - Me on the Map

Tomie dePaola Mentor Text: Oliver Button is a Sissy and other great author study ideas at Compassionate Teacher

Tomie dePaola Mentor Text: Oliver Button is a Sissy and other great author study ideas at Compassionate Teacher

This book has 20 different poems written by famous poets (like Carl Sandburg). They are all about precipitation. They're divided up by season, too so it's great to teach about the changing of the seasons and what precipitation is like.

This book has 20 different poems written by famous poets (like Carl Sandburg). They are all about precipitation. They're divided up by season, too so it's great to teach about the changing of the seasons and what precipitation is like.