Mentor Text Lessons for Each Season

Mentor Text Lessons for Each Season
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  1. Descriptive language can be such a fun and important skill to teach our students. This resource helps to explain what descriptive language is, and how author's use it to making their words more interesting. By using a mentor text, you can provide the direct instruction and modeling your students nee
  2. This mentor text lesson using the book Rules of Summer by Shaun Tan, will provide your students with the practice they need making inferences . Students will use the graphic organizers provided to think about what the characters SAY, DO and THINK, as well as consider their BACKGROUND KNOWLEDGE to co
  3. Theme can be a hard comprehension skill to master. By using a mentor text, you will be able to model how to use plot, character traits and the problem/solution of a story to uncover the theme. Little Tree by Loren Long is a wonderful mentor text to help you teach your students about theme. This res
  4. Paraphrasing can be a difficult skill for many students because it 'just sounds better when I can use the author's words' - those are actual words a student has said to me. Especially for reluctant writers, who struggle to find their own words, paraphrasing is such a crucial skill for them the pract
Bundle Description
Mentor texts are books that will help you to provide direct instruction and modeling for a specific skill. In this bundle, I have recommended FOUR SEASONAL BOOKS and provided lesson materials for you to introduce Descriptive Language, Inferencing, Theme and Paraphrasing to your students.

→ What is included in this resource?
A common core lesson suggestion, will help you to lead your students through each skill
Anchor Charts will help you to explain each skill to your students. Filled in and blank (editable) options are included so you can customize the display to fit the needs of your class.
Student materials include graphic organizers, discussion questions, and digital versions to allow paperless classrooms to access through Google Slides/Classroom

Click below to find out more about each individual lesson:
SPRING - Descriptive Language
SUMMER - Making inferences
FALL - Theme
WINTER - Paraphrasing

→ How can this resource support you and your students?
Explicit instruction and in depth modeling are the first steps to teaching a new skill. These lessons and resources are intended to help you provide that in depth support for your students. Even if your school uses a reading series that introduces a weekly anchor text, these lessons could act as a re-teaching opportunity for students who did not grasp the skill the first time. The lesson incorporate opportunities for collaborative group discussion and individual practice. The editable aspect of each lesson allow you to have the freedom to customize the resources to fit the needs of your group, and save you time in doing so.

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