Category: Mentor Texts

The Benefits of Wordless Picture Books

  Wordless picture books are one of my favourite tools in the Language Arts classroom. Here are some of the benefits.  Building Confidence: Kids who struggle with word recognition and decoding can enjoy a story independently!  Developing Comprehension Skills: Reading wordless picture books requires making a TON of inferences which

Read More »

Top 3 Wordless Picture Books for your Canadian History Unit

I absolutely love incorporating literature into Social Studies classes! Here are three wordless picture books that you can use to teach Canadian History.  Note: This post contains amazon affiliate links. This means that if you purchase through my links, amazon throws a few pennies my way (at no additional cost

Read More »

5 Sweet Picture Books for your Electricity Unit

Welcome to my “Sweet Books” series! Here are 5 picture books that are perfect for your electricity unit!  Science + Picture Books = Happy Teacher Under each book description, you will find an amazon affiliate link. This means that amazon throws a few pennies my way if you purchase through

Read More »

5 MUST READ Picture Books About Residential Schools

If you teach in Canada, you need to be teaching about Residential Schools. This horribly sad and violent aspect of Canada’s history is so important to teach. In order to move forwards and create a better tomorrow, we need our children, our future, to understand our past. Here is a

Read More »

Using Picture Books to Introduce Students to Celebrations

One of my favourite aspects of Social Studies is introducing students to celebrations of various cultural groups. One of the BEST ways to introduce students to any concept, is through picture books! This blog post contains affiliate links which means that amazon throws a few cents my way if you

Read More »