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5 of My Favorite Non-Fiction Series to Engage Readers. FREEBIES to go with each book series. Perfect for elementary and upper grades.

5 OF MY FAVORITE NON-FICTION SERIES TO ENGAGE READERS - Create Teach Share

5 of My Favorite Non-Fiction Series to Engage Readers. FREEBIES to go with each book series. Perfect for elementary and upper grades.

Terrific list of books for teaching point of view...take this list to your librarian!!

List of Story Books for Boys and Girls... to keep them laughing and loving to read!

Remember those classic tales you grew up on, written and rewritten by so many by different authors? Well here's a new spin on them......

Freebie from the blog post: 5 Reasons to Use Mentor Texts With Big Kids. This freebie contains six lists of suggested mentor texts for key reading concepts using literature, including inference, theme, characters, figurative language, point of view, and compare and contrast.

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Freebie from the blog post: 5 Reasons to Use Mentor Texts With Big Kids. This freebie contains six lists of suggested mentor texts for key reading concepts using literature, including inference, theme, characters, figurative language, point of view, and compare and contrast.

I love using this book to start writer's workshop in my classroom! Included is a free activity and lesson to get your students *inspired* to write!

Let's Start Writing! - Susan Jones

We are full into the swing of things here in Mrs. Jones’ Class! Yesterday during writing we talked about the rules and expectations of writing and we practiced some sustained writing time in our journals. Today, I wanted to kick things off with a fun lesson! I saw the book, Rocket Writes a Story, […]

Now, this book does a great job of sharing the students side of why we should NOT have school on weekends and holidays, and so this is why I usually use this as one of our first persuasive writing pieces.  I know that the students are going to use a lot of the ideas from the book, which is fine because they will be successful (and I want to set them up for success on one of their first pieces).

Persuasive/Opinion Writing using A Fine, Fine School {Workshop Wednesday}

Hey there! I'm here to share a lesson that we use when we are introducing persuasive/opinion writing. We use this super cute book: Summary from Amazon: "On weekends, redheaded Tillie climbs trees and teaches her little brother how to skip. During the week, of course, she goes to school. Her principal, Mr. Keene, is the kind of gung ho leader any school would be lucky to have. That is, until he goes a little over the top. "Oh!" he says. "Aren't these fine children? Aren't these fine teachers?…

So going to use this next year! Mentor text for teaching Reading CCSS. It has 4th, 5th, and 6th grade! #mentortext

Mentor Text List for Common Core Reading - Performing in Education

So going to use this next year! Mentor text for teaching Reading CCSS. It has 4th, 5th, and 6th grade! #mentortext

LOVE!! Mentor text for teaching 4th grade CCSS!! #mentortext

Mentor Text List for Common Core Reading - Performing in Education

LOVE!! Mentor text for teaching 4th grade CCSS!! #mentortext

Read Alouds for Teaching Figurative Language | Mentor Texts for Reading - Teaching with Jennifer Findley

Read Alouds for Teaching Figurative Language | Mentor Texts for Reading - Teaching with Jennifer Findley

Read Alouds for Teaching Figurative Language | Mentor Texts for Reading - Teaching with Jennifer Findley

Little Owl's Night {Book Companion}

Little Owl's Night {Book Companion}

With October mid way through, I've been thinking about OWLS! My next thematic unit will be two weeks of owls. I'm over the moon with the possibilities. I just completed a book companion for Little Owl's Night. This story is precious! Take a look at the book trailer... I scooped up the book at the scholastic sale last year. The illustrations are dynamic! You will be captivated immediately. The book targets PreK through 1st. I found a video online with the story being read... I'm working on an…

Opinion Writing was new for us in 1st grade this year.  We searched for strong texts to use as models to teach our kiddos about this form of writing.  One great book we found was A Fine, Fine School by Sharon Creech.

Must Read Mentor Text Linky #1

This is a fun linky for a lazy Saturday! We’ve been enjoying our freedom since yesterday and it is so nice to take it easy! The girls at Collaboration Cuties are hosting a linky for the next 4 weeks to showcase great Mentor Text across subject areas. This week is Literary Mentor Text and we’ve chosen to share a book/acvitity we did for Opinion Writing. Opinion Writing was new for us in 1st grade this year. We searched for strong texts to use as models to teach our kiddos about this form of…

The story is about a young girl who wants pierced ears so badly. She tries several tactics to persuade her mom  to let her have them.  We discussed the narrators arguments and  the support she provided for each one.  Then I told the kiddos that it was their turn!  The prompt: write me a letter to persuade me of... anything you want :)  First we talked about the proper outline format for persuasive writing: 1. Argument #1 a. Support 2. Argument #2 a. Support 3. Argument #3 a. Support

Wednesday Workshop: Persuasive Letter Writing

My fifth graders are avid persuaders. They have opinions about everything! And they are often more than willing to share said opinion :) Today I'm linking up with Jivey for her "Wednesday Workshop" This week's theme is persuasive writing Earlier in the year, we read these two great books: and did a fun persuasive writing unit. You can read all about it HERE. Today, however, we took a different spin on persuasive writing. We read the book Earrings by Judith Viorst The story is about a young…

If you need a fun, inspiring book to get your writing workshop started, or your students need a reminder throughout the year that writing topics are all around them, this is the perfect mentor text for you! Let me know what you think if you have also read this book to your class

Mentor Text Linky

I just found a linky that I am super excited about! It is a new mentor text linky going on over at Collaboration Cuties. Every Sunday, people can link up with their favorite mentor texts. After this week, there will be a schedule to follow based on subject area, but this week, anything goes. I can't wait to see what everyone links up with! Since anything goes this week, I will write about one of my favorite books to use at the very beginning of Writing Workshop, when kids think that they…

I love this book because it shows bullying in its simplest form--how being mean to others leaves the bully with feelings of loneliness and remorse.

Must Read Mentor Texts Linky--Ugly Fish

I love finding new books to read and purchase for my classroom! Amanda and Stacia of Collaboration Cuties are having their first ever linky party on mentor texts. I'm so excited to join them! My Mentor Text: Ugly Fish by Kara LaReau Ugly Fish is about a fish that is mean to other fish introduced to his tank--he chases them, refuses to share his tank with them, and eventually eats them. Ugly Fish realizes that he's lonely and wants to share his tank with others. However, a new fish is…

Click HERE to go directly to Denise's website and scroll to the bottom of the page.  You will see a downloadable PDF file which contains 25 pages of glorious reading, writing, and math extension activities for the book!

Must Read Mentor Text: Willow

Collaboration Cuties is hosting the most amazing linky! With my love for children's books and my udder addiction to buying so many books, I just had to join in on all the fun! As many of you know, I am a HUGE Denise Brennan-Nelson fan. I am thrilled to pull out her books and get them ready to share throughout the duration of this linky and each book has a companion PDF file to download! Free to you and me! Thanks Denise! (This is why I love her so!) My all-time favorite is "Willow". April…