FREE Mentor Text List for Reading Strategies: Literature

Grade Levels
2nd - 6th, Homeschool
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6 pages


Mentor texts are a great tool to use with students as part of a reading mini-lesson. My hope is that the lists included will help you easily find some great picture books to add to your collection of lesson ideas for each of the strategies listed.

This freebie includes a list of mentor texts for each of the following key reading strategies for literature:




Figurative Language

Point of View

Compare and Contrast

Please check out my blog for more information on 5 Reasons to Use Mentor Texts with Big Kids.

Also, if you are looking for more resources for reading, you might like like these very complete units for 3rd - 5th grades. They include lots of reading passages with comprehension questions, activities, graphic organizers, task cards, and more!!!

Characters, Settings, and Events

Themes in Literature

Inferences Using Literature

Compare and Contrast and More: Stories, Myths and Traditional Literature

Figurative Language

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