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NO PREP- Reading & Writing Units {ONE FREE UNIT- When Lightning Comes in a Jar}

ideas by jivey
Grade Levels
3rd - 5th, Homeschool
Formats Included
  • PDF
10 pages
ideas by jivey


This includes one free unit from my Volume 2 Better Than Basal NO PREP Reading & Writing Units for 30 Popular Mentor Texts.

The activities go with the book, When Lightning Comes in a Jar by Patricia Polacco.

There is a Sample Vocabulary Lesson for this book as well as a free mentor sentence lesson for this book, if you'd like to try it out.

Read about (with video included) how I tie everything together with this book!

Purchase the complete set of Volume 2 Mentor Text Activities here. (You can find all of the texts in your local library or on Amazon!)

The full product is JAM-PACKED with common core aligned lessons, graphic organizers, and writing prompts for 30 of your favorite mentor texts to use in grades 3-5! With over 100 graphic organizers WITH answer keys, you'll be set for the year!

Want more information on how to use mentor texts in the classroom? You can check out my blog posts:
Mentor Texts: Maximize Your Time!
Picture Books Are For EVERYONE!!


There is a Volume 1 Better Than Basal for grades 3-5. Check out what’s in Volume 1!

There is also a Second Grade Better Than Basal! Check out what’s in the 2nd Grade Version!

Please remember, this purchase is for the use of one teacher. It is not intended to be shared. Please use the 'additional license' purchase if more than one teacher will be using it. Thank you!

Copyright © 2015 Ideas By Jivey, LLC
All rights reserved by author, Jessica Ivey.
Permission to copy for single classroom use only.
Electronic distribution limited to single classroom use only.
Not for public display.

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Total Pages
10 pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
1 Week
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