Nonfiction Better Than Basal + DIGITAL ADD-ON

Nonfiction Better Than Basal + DIGITAL ADD-ON
Nonfiction Better Than Basal + DIGITAL ADD-ON
Nonfiction Better Than Basal + DIGITAL ADD-ON
Nonfiction Better Than Basal + DIGITAL ADD-ON
Nonfiction Better Than Basal + DIGITAL ADD-ON
Nonfiction Better Than Basal + DIGITAL ADD-ON
Nonfiction Better Than Basal + DIGITAL ADD-ON
Nonfiction Better Than Basal + DIGITAL ADD-ON
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  1. This nonfiction companion to the Volume 1 NO PREP Reading & Writing Units for 40 Popular Mentor Texts and Volume 2 NO PREP Reading & Writing Units for 30 Popular Mentor Texts is set up just like the large units with Common Core aligned activities, lesson ideas, graphic organizers, and writin
  2. VERY IMPORTANT-PLEASE READ!This is a digital ADD-ON to the complete set of the Better Than Basal Nonfiction Companion. You should not purchase this add-on if you don't have the complete set, as there will be no answer keys, activity instructions, or lesson ideas provided with this add-on. If you don
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Better Than Basal + Digital Add-On

This resource contains printable PDF activities AND the activities are also provided in Google SLIDES. You and the students will each need a Google account so that you can share the Slide files with them.

Do you only need the PDF printable version of the activities, without the digital component? Get the complete PDF set here! If you already own the PDF version of the complete set, you can JUST purchase the add-on here.



There are ten organizers that can be used with ANY text, and then those ten organizers have been used with some of my favorite informational texts as well to give you ideas of how to use them. (Answer keys are provided.)

**Please LOOK AT THE PREVIEW to see all that is included!**

Activities cover skills such as:

Using evidence to describe, infer, and draw conclusions


Main idea & details

Describing events in order

Using context clues to define words

Describing text structure and identifying key words

Comparing primary and secondary sources

Identifying text features and what can be learned from them

Combining information from two texts

There is also a writing prompt for each book that ties to the topic of the book.

Activities are for the following books:

-Can It Rain Cats and Dogs? Questions and Answers About Weather By Melvin and Gilda Berger

-Water Dance By Thomas Locker

-You Wouldn’t Want to Sail With Christopher Columbus! By Fiona Macdonald

-Postcards from Pluto By Loreen Leedy

-Animals Nobody Loves By Seymour Simon

-OWLS By Gail Gibbons

-If You Traveled on the Underground Railroad By Ellen Levine

-Snowflake Bentley By Jacqueline Briggs Martin

-My Brother Martin By Christine King Farris

-A River Ran Wild by Lynne Cherry

If you don't own all these books, I encourage you to take advantage of your library! They are all wonderful texts to share with your students!



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!!

You might also be interested in:

Launching Reading Workshop in Grades 3-5


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 © 2014-2018 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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