Posts filed under: Reading

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...

HUGE LIST OF ENGAGING READING RESPONSE ACTIVITIES BASED ON LEARNING STYLES

In terms of writing, this may be where many parents find themselves really butting heads with their students. Many kids don’t see the point of writing outside of school, or...

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...

3 Reasons Why You Should Teach Academic Vocabulary

Vocabulary instruction is something that many teachers struggle to include in their busy schedules. Best practices require many repetitions and exposures to new words for students to actually acquire them...

Top 20 Lyrical Mentor Text To Teach Literacy – You got the beat!

Clap along if you know what happiness is to you…                       Because I’m happy       Clap along if...

Earth Day Mentor Text – Learn How To Restore Our Earth

Earth Day, April 22—- NOT canceled! Just because we’ve been socially distancing from each other this past year doesn’t mean we should do that when it comes to the Earth. ...

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...

Amazing Books and Collections for Women’s History

“The work of today is the history of tomorrow and we are its makers.”  Juliette Gordon Low  ——– ‘No’ was a word Amelia Earhart wouldn’t accept.  In fact, after hearing...