This Very Tree Mentor Text Unit for Grades 3-5 for 9/11 September 11th

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  1. I am so excited to offer a SEASONAL EDITION of the Mentor Text Club to upper elementary teachers who love to use newer-released picture books as mentor texts in their classroom (or are looking to start). My previous club members have expressed sadness about missing out on these units this year, so I
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This Very Tree by Sean Rubin is the story of the pear tree that survived on September 11th and is now the symbol of resilience and strength. It's the perfect book to read the week of (or after) Patriot Day in remembrance. 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 about resilience, symbolism, perspective, integrate information with video and poetry, and relative pronouns.

WHAT IS INCLUDED IN THIS UNIT?

  • a week of plans that teach symbolism, integrating media, building resilience, perspective, and relative pronouns using the book, This Very Tree by Sean Rubin (book not included)
  • detailed explicit lessons, including teacher samples
  • a week-at-a-glance plan
  • digitally converted activities in Google Slides, when applicable
  • mentor sentence lesson teaching relative pronouns
  • reading lessons to teach about symbolism and integrating information
  • lessons that help students consider resilience and support systems
  • writing lessons to understand perspective
  • samples for models or teacher reference
  • printables for skill practice
  • 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 SEASONAL MINI-MENTOR TEXT CLUB BUNDLE!

This unit is part of the SEASONAL MINI-BUNDLE in the Mentor Text Club.

When you make the one-time purchase of the club bundle, you'll receive six weeklong mentor text units (every other month) with integrated grammar, reading, and writing lessons, one of which is an exclusive bonus unit not available for sale. That's 6 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 when applicable (science, social studies, or social/emotional skills) with detailed explicit lessons, teacher samples, printables for skill practice, and short assessments.

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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.*

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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.
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.
Describe characters in a story (e.g., their traits, motivations, or feelings) and explain how their actions contribute to the sequence of events.
Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, distinguishing literal from nonliteral language.
Distinguish their own point of view from that of the narrator or those of the characters.

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