What is a “Mentor Text Moment” resource?
These lesson sets are geared toward helping teachers present the Common Core to their grades 3-5 students by using read aloud picture book texts! In addition to thinking deeply about texts, the Common Core stresses citing evidence to prove understanding. Mentor texts are excellent examples of literature and the elements you notice in them can then be reinforced throughout students’ other reading and writing. This resource can help and is based upon Eve Bunting's book "Dandelions", a powerful historical fiction picture book set during the Westward Expansion movement. A great asset to your social studies curriculum!
Let this resource help you push your students’ thinking!
--Holistic scoring rubric (2 formats)
-Suggestions For Use
-Vocabulary/language “highlights” to help with English Language Learners or struggling readers
-Writing reflection “Pausing Points”
(2 formats—clippable for readers’ notebooks
and as stand alone pages)
--A summary/theme response sheet
-3 graphic organizers
Remember, the Common Core requires students to think deeply about sophisticated texts! This will not happen without modeling. Using this resource with a read aloud text can help you model some of these higher level comprehension expectations. Check out the preview to see exactly what you get!
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