Nerdy Birdy by Aaron Reynolds
is an excellent choice as a mentor text for comprehension strategies (author's craft, character development, and making comparisons) and for writing (ideas-building an inclusive classroom).
In this book companion set, you have lots of options. It is set up in a before/during/after format for guided reading, but parts can also be used for mentor text lessons and for writing.
Skills included are:
Schema building about friendships. (That's Me!)
Vocabulary organizer and cards
Story elements flapbook
Charactierization (anchor chart and project)
Author's Craft (anchor chart and response page)
Question task cards (4 per page and 1 per page for projecting and response page)
Summarizing the main idea
Close Reading about Birds (Paired Texts)
Class Book-Building an Inclusive Classroom
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