Mock Caldecott 2024 Unit Lessons and Google Activities

Dive into the Caldecott Medal with this fun Mock Caldecott unit 2024! Lessons to help students learn about the medal, pretend to join the Caldecott Medal Committee, learn about some top books that could win for 2023 – 2024 as well as previous winners. Learn about selection criteria as well with activity pages as well as Google Slides and […]

Paradise Sands by Levi Pinfold

Paradise Sands by Levi Pinfold

Description A guided reading or interactive read aloud lesson plan for the mystery/horror/fantasy mentor text book Paradise Sands: a Story of Enchantment by Levi Pinfold. Great for mystery, cautionary tales, and for inferring! Google Slides presentation and student activities on Google Docs. Lessons and activities focus on: The lesson plans include: DOWNLOAD THE LESSON PLAN AND ACTIVITIES

The Tree and the River by Aaron Becker

The Tree and the River by Aaron Becker

A guided reading or interactive read aloud lesson plan for the wordless mentor text book The Tree and the River by Aaron Becker. A great story about nature, the human impact or for Earth Day. Activities include a dictation / mentor sentence. Google Slides presentation and student activities on Google Docs. Lessons and activities focus […]

Gibberish by Young Vo

Gibberish by Young Vo

A guided reading or interactive read aloud lesson plan for the fiction mentor text picture book Gibberish by Young. Reading response and analysis prompts including a dictation / mentor sentence.  Great for problem-solving, growth mindset, multicultural studies and language learning, and friendship! Google Slides presentation and student activities on Google Docs. Lessons and activities focus […]

Choosing Brave by Angela Joy

Choosing Brave by Angela Joy

A guided reading or interactive read aloud lesson plan for the narrative nonfiction mentor text book Choosing Brave: How Mamie Till-Mobley and Emmett Till Sparked the Civil Rights Movement by Angela Joy. This is a striking book for teaching about Black History Month, civil rights, social justice, discrimination, or prejudice! Google Slides presentation and student […]

Aaron Slater Illustrator by Andrea Beaty

Aaron Slater Illustrator by Andrea Beaty

A guided reading or interactive read aloud lesson plan for the fiction mentor text picture book Aaron Slater, Illustrator by Andrea Beaty from the Questioneers series.  Great for problem-solving, growth mindset, introducing poetry, reading struggles and character education! Google Slides presentation and student activities on Google Docs. Lessons and activities focus on: The lesson plans […]

Creepy Crayon by Aaron Reynolds

Creepy Crayon by Aaron Reynolds

A guided reading or interactive read aloud lesson plan for the fiction mentor text picture book Creepy Crayon by Aaron Reynolds and Peter Brown.  Great for Halloween or an Aaron Reynolds author study! Google Slides presentation and student activities on Google Docs. Lessons and activities focus on: The lesson plans include: DOWNLOAD THE LESSON PLAN […]

More Than Peach by Bellen Woodard

More Than Peach by Bellen Woodard

A guided reading or interactive read aloud lesson plan for the autobiography mentor text picture book More Than Peach: Changing the World One Crayon At a Time by Bellen Woodard.  Great for dealing with activism, diversity and inclusion and problem-solving! Google Slides presentation and student activities on Google Docs. Lessons and activities focus on: The […]

Stolen Words by Melanie Florence

Stolen Words by Melanie Florence

A guided reading or interactive read aloud lesson plan for the realistic fiction mentor text picture book Stolen Words by Melanie Florence. An excellent book for study of Native American Heritage Month, Indigenous Peoples Day, the colonial school / residential school program or modern American Indian cultures. Activities include discussion of the troubling history of […]

Farmhouse by Sophie Blackall

Farmhouse by Sophie Blackall

A guided reading or interactive read aloud lesson plan for the nonfiction mentor text picture book Farmhouse by Sophie Blackall. An excellent book for studying discoveries, inspiration for writing, farms, and families. Google Slides presentation and student activities on Google Docs. Lessons and activities focus on: The lesson plans include: DOWNLOAD THE LESSON PLAN AND […]