Category: Mentor Texts

3 easy ideas for teaching theme in the upper elementary reading class

3 Easy Ideas for Teaching Theme

Are you frustrated because your students aren’t understanding how to build an interpretation? I feel ya! Here are 3 easy ideas for teaching theme. You will walk away with activities that you can start using TOMORROW in your upper elementary reading class! 1) Read Alouds are GREAT for Teaching Theme

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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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