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FREE Mentor Text Lists for Reading Literature Standards {3-6}

Hello Literacy
Grade Levels
3rd - 6th, Higher Education, Homeschool, Staff
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25 pages
Hello Literacy


These are groups of titles that I have compiled based on books that have worked for me in teaching different 3-6 comprehension skills, strategies and Common Core standards. The lists include mentor texts ideal for teaching the following:

RL.1 – Questioning
RL.1 – Predicting
RL.1 – Inferring
RL.1 - Visualizing
RL.2 – Theme, Message and Lesson
RL.2 - Summary and Synthesis
RL.3 – Beginning, Middle, End
RL.3 – Characters Change
RL.3 - Character Conflict
RL.3 – Cause and Effect
RL.4 – Feelings, Senses & Mood
RL.4 – Word Choice & Language Use
RL.5 – Figurative Language
RL.5 - Text Structure
RL.6 – Point of View
RL.9 – Compare & Contrast
RL.9 - Historical Fiction
RL.9 - Myths, Legends and Folktales
RL.10 – Text Complexity List for 3rd Grade
RL.10 – Text Complexity List for 4th Grade
RL.10 – Text Complexity List for 5th Grade
RL.10 - Text Complexity List for 6th Grade

These mentor text lists are a freebie but also included in my latest literacy product that teaches students all the Common Core Reading Literature standards called Common Core Reading: Comprehension Strategy Sheets for 3-6 Fiction Standards. If you are looking for complete and comprehensive master documents for teaching every fiction aspect of your curriculum, this is the packet for you. Every fiction standard, 3-6, is covered!

Even if your state (Texas or Virginia) or country does not follow the Common Core State Standards, these lists will be useful to anyone that is responsible for teaching students all aspects of fiction and literary text.

Thank You!
Jen Jones-Hello Literacy

Mentor Text Lists for Common Core K-2 Reading Literature Standards by Jen Jones-Hello Literacy is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.
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