The Crayon Man Mentor Text Unit for Grades 3-5

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3rd - 5th, Homeschool
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The Crayon Man: The True Story of the Invention of Crayola Crayons by Natascha Biebow is a fantastic example of a narrative biography. If you don't own a copy of the book, check your local library or you might even find an online read-aloud of the text with a simple Google search!

Using mentor texts is one of the best ways to maximize your teaching time. You are able to teach multiple skills, subjects, and topics with just one book!

With this unit, you'll be able to teach important ELA skills while tying in a bit of social studies, too.

WHAT IS INCLUDED IN THIS UNIT?

  • a week of plans that teach text structure, biographies, paired texts, and vivid verbs using the book, The Crayon Man: The True Story of the Invention of Crayola Crayons by Natascha Biebow (book not included)
  • detailed explicit lessons, including teacher samples
  • a week-at-a-glance plan
  • digitally converted activities in Google Slides and Forms, when applicable
  • mentor sentence lesson teaching vivid verbs
  • reading lessons to teach about text structure and paired texts
  • writing lessons to practice writing transitions with words and phrases that show time, to understand what is included in a biography, and research and write a short biography
  • original articles by me, Jessica Ivey-Smith, about James Naismith, the rules of basketball, and Levi Strauss and the invention of blue jeans
  • printables for skill practice
  • writing rubric
  • short assessments

You will notice that the units align in best practices with my other resources, so if you are already using other components like Mentor Sentences, Better Than Basal, or Everything But The Books, they can easily be incorporated into your plans without breaking stride.

In fact, this unit follows the exact same structure as my Everything But The Books resources!

Check out the detailed preview to see inside this unit!

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GET THE ENTIRE MENTOR TEXT CLUB (2ND EDITION) BUNDLE!

This unit is part of a GROWING BUNDLE called the Mentor Text Club.

I am so excited to offer a SECOND EDITION of my Mentor Text Club for the 2021-2022 school year! When you make the one-time purchase of the club bundle, you'll receive one weeklong mentor text unit each month with integrated grammar, reading, and writing lessons, PLUS an exclusive bonus unit not available for sale. That's 12 weeks of COMPLETE lessons that you will be able to use now, and in years to come!

Every unit in the Mentor Text Club has a week of grammar, reading, and writing plans that also integrate other subjects (science, social studies, or social/emotional skills) with detailed explicit lessons, teacher samples, printables for skill practice, and short assessments.

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⭐️plus, a bonus lesson that won’t be available anywhere else!

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You might also like:

Everything But The Books Opinion Writing & Reading Integration Unit [GRADES 4-5] to work with more opinion writing while also integrating other skills

The COMPLETED Mentor Text Club by Jivey 1ST EDITION for Grades 3-5

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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!

*The mentor sentence lessons I have created are adapted from the ideas of Jeff Anderson. These lessons were born from the routine that worked well in my classroom, and the demos and examples I present are variations of Jeff Anderson's methods. This is not the only way to "do" mentor sentences in your classroom.*

Copyright © 2021 Ideas By Jivey, LLC

All rights reserved by author, Jessica Ivey-Smith.

Permission to copy for single classroom use only.

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Total Pages
45 PDF + 11 Slide/Form Links
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Ask and answer questions to demonstrate understanding of a text, referring explicitly to the text as the basis for the answers.
Describe the relationship between a series of historical events, scientific ideas or concepts, or steps in technical procedures in a text, using language that pertains to time, sequence, and cause/effect.
Determine the meaning of general academic and domain-specific words and phrases in a text relevant to a grade 3 topic or subject area.
Use text features and search tools (e.g., key words, sidebars, hyperlinks) to locate information relevant to a given topic efficiently.
Describe the logical connection between particular sentences and paragraphs in a text (e.g., comparison, cause/effect, first/second/third in a sequence).

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