The Oldest Student Mentor Text Unit for Grades 3-5

Grade Levels
3rd - 5th, Homeschool
Standards
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51 pages
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Description

The Oldest Student: How Mary Walker Learned to Read by Rita Lorraine Hubbard is an inspiring narrative nonfiction book you AND your students will love. 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!

WHAT IS INCLUDED IN THIS UNIT?

  • a week of plans that teach opinion writing, comparing information, key details, and colon usage using the book, The Oldest Student: How Mary Walker Learned to Read by Rita Lorraine Hubbard (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 colon usage
  • reading lessons to teach theme, analyzing primary sources, identifying key details, and comparing two texts
  • writing lessons to teach figurative language and opinion writing, with a text-based writing prompt included
  • original articles by me, Jessica Ivey, about Chattanooga Flood of 1917 and Clementine Hunter
  • printables for skill practice
  • opinion writing checklist for students
  • opinion 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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*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 © 2020 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
51 pages
Answer Key
Included with rubric
Teaching Duration
1 Week
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Standards

to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Recount stories, including fables, folktales, and myths from diverse cultures; determine the central message, lesson, or moral and explain how it is conveyed through key details in the text.
Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, distinguishing literal from nonliteral language.
Determine a theme of a story, drama, or poem from details in the text; summarize the text.
Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including those that allude to significant characters found in mythology (e.g., Herculean).
Determine a theme of a story, drama, or poem from details in the text, including how characters in a story or drama respond to challenges or how the speaker in a poem reflects upon a topic; summarize the text.

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