Posts filed under: Mentor Text

10 LEGENDary Mentor Texts with Summaries and Teaching Tips

A legend is a form of story told in the oral tradition that narrates events rooted in historic and realistic settings with characters that mimic real humans. Listed below is...

18 MENTOR TEXTS AND TIPS TO TEACH THANKFULNESS

With the holidays fast approaching, there’s no better time to bring up the importance of gratitude! There’s so much to give and receive over the next two months, and the...

10 Mentor Text and Myth Activities to Use in the Classroom

I love the quote from Rick Riordan, the author of The Mark of Athena. He says, “Being a hero doesn’t mean you’re invincible. It just means that you’re brave enough...

11 Mentor Texts for Teaching Mysteries

The children’s mystery genre has always seemed to be the unofficial antidote for any student’s allergy to reading. Suspense, thrills, action, and adventure! Mystery books can draw in even the...

Back to School – First Week of School Lesson Plans and Activities

The countdown is on! Teachers, it’s almost time for you and your students to go BACK TO SCHOOL! Are you ready for a fresh crop of young minds? The beginning of...

Mentor Text to Celebrate Diversity in the Classroom!

There’s a beautiful and vast amount of human diversity on this planet, but not everyone understands how to recognize differences and similarities in a kind way. Within these texts, students...

20 Mentor Texts that Reveal the Power of Positive Thinking

“You do not find the happy life. YOU MAKE IT.” – Camilla Eyring Kimball Deadlines, bills, relationships, work, and loss are only a few of the common stressors that we...

A Collection of Mentor Texts Ideal for Teaching Poetry Elements

“Keep A Poem In Your Pocket” In her first two stanzas, Beatrice Schenk de Regniers writes: Keep a poem in your pocket  And a picture in your head  And you’ll...

Top 12 Mentor Text Used To Teach Different Types of Poetry

O Romeo, Romeo, Wherefore art thou Romeo?  Well… perhaps Romeo, Romeo isn’t thy cup of tea-omeo! Maybe you’re more of an Amanda Gorman kind of poetry enthusiast. With her rhythmic...

12 Cinderella Stories from Around the World

“A Dream is a Wish Your Heart Makes.” What comes to mind when you read these magical words?  A pumpkin transformed into a carriage?  A servant girl’s small foot fitting...
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