Category: Mentor Texts

how to print on sticky notes

How to Easily Print on Sticky Notes

One of my favourite Reader’s Workshop hacks is printing on post it notes! I love to print on sticky notes because they ensure that I always stay on track with my interactive read alouds and mini lessons as the post it notes can go directly into my mentor texts! Step

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picture books to teach Canadian History

The 5 Best Picture Books to Teach Canadian History

Are you wanting to boost engagement in your Social Studies class? Try incorporating these 5 picture books to teach Canadian History! Your upper elementary students are sure to love these mentor texts and learn a ton of new information about Canadian History! You will notice that the books below represent

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picture books about black canadians

5 Amazing Picture Books About Black Canadians

Today I am sharing a list of picture books about Black Canadians. These books will absolutely work for Black History Month. However, I am such a believer in incorporating Black History throughout the year and I encourage you to do the same! After all, Black history is Canadian history. 1)

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5 picture books for kids about water and the water cycle, perfect for science class

5 Amazing Picture Books About Water

Are you about to dive into your Water Cycle unit in Science class? Here are the 5 sweetest books about water that are perfect for Upper Elementary classes. These books are great to use to introduce the Water Cycle, states of matter and properties of water to students. They also

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5 math picture books for the upper elementary classroom

The 5 Best Math Picture Books

Are you looking to incorporate more literature into your math block? These are 5 of the best math picture books to inspire young mathematicians! The Math Curse Did you ever wake up to one of those days where everything is a problem? You have 10 things to do, but only

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top 5 books about weather for kids

The Top 5 Books About Weather

Are you on the hunt for some awesome books about weather? Incorporating books into EVERY subject area is such a passion of mine. We often forget that big kids LOVE to be read to! Here are my top 5 books to incorporate into your unit on weather. 1) Groundhog Weather

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best 3 books about clouds

The 3 BEST Books About Clouds

Today I have 3 books about clouds to share with you. These would be perfect read alouds during your Weather unit! One book is a fiction story, the other is a nonfiction informational book, and the last is a wordless picture book! 1) A Story About Clouds : Cloudette Cloudette

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Teaching About Wetlands in Alberta – The Top 5 Books

One of my favourite Science units is Wetlands in Alberta! I find that students love learning about ecosystems, adaptations, and food chains! That’s why I have collected the best 5 books that you can add to your Alberta’s Wetlands Science unit. If you teach grade 5 in Alberta, you need

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