Mr. Willowby’s Christmas Tree by Robert Barry

A guided reading or interactive read aloud lesson plan for the Christmas / winter mentor text picture book Mr. Willowby’s Christmas Tree by Robert Barry. A great holiday read for poetry, wants and needs, and perspective! Google Slides presentation and student activities on Google Docs. Lessons and activities focus on: The lesson plans include: DOWNLOAD THE LESSON PLAN AND […]

How Santa Got His Job by Stephen Krensky

A guided reading or interactive read aloud lesson plan for the Christmas / winter mentor text picture book How Santa Got His Job by Stephen Krensky. A really fun holiday book with a perfect social-emotional learning (SEL) connection about perseverance, not giving up and being yourself. Google Slides presentation and student activities on Google Docs. Lessons and activities […]

My Best Friend by Julie Fogliano

A guided reading or interactive read aloud lesson plan for the fiction mentor text picture book My Best Friend by Julie Fogliano and Jillian Tamaki.  Great for friendships, social emotional learning (SEL) and relationships! Google Slides presentation and student activities on Google Docs. Lessons and activities focus on: The lesson plans include: DOWNLOAD THE LESSON PLAN AND ACTIVITIES

Dr. Seuss Opinion Writing Bilingual English and Spanish

This is a fun writing activity that my kids love to do every year to go along with our Dr. Seuss book study. Students can choose from a variety of templates to write their opinions about the various Dr. Seuss books that you have read. The writing templates have 4 differentiated versions for various reading/writing […]

Tough Cookie by Edward Hemingway

A guided reading or interactive read aloud lesson plan for the Christmas / winter mentor text picture book Tough Cookie a Christmas Story by Edward Hemingway. A great take on the folktale/fairytale The Gingerbread Man. Google Slides presentation and student activities on Google Docs. Lessons and activities focus on: The lesson plans include: DOWNLOAD THE LESSON PLAN AND […]

Mommy’s Khimar by Jamilah Thompkins-Bigelow

A guided reading or interactive read aloud lesson plan for the mentor text picture book Mommy’s Khimar by Jamilah Thompkins-Bigelow and Ebony Glenn. Great for learning about diverse Muslim families, religious studies of Islam, and multicultural children. Google Slides presentation and student activities on Google Docs. Lessons and activities focus on: The lesson plans include: DOWNLOAD THE LESSON PLAN AND ACTIVITIES

Milo’s Hat Trick by Jon Agee

A guided reading or interactive read aloud lesson plan for the fiction mentor text book Milo’s Hat Trick by Jon Agee. Google Slides presentation and student activities on Google Docs. Lessons and activities focus on: The lesson plans include: DOWNLOAD THE LESSON PLAN AND ACTIVITIES

Flossie and the Fox by Patricia MicKissack

A guided reading or interactive read aloud lesson plan for the folktale picture book mentor text Flossie & the Fox by Patricia C. McKissack and Rachel Isadora. Great for folktales/fairy tales as well as for Black History Month! Google Slides presentation and student activities on Google Docs. Lessons and activities focus on: The lesson plans include: DOWNLOAD THE LESSON PLAN AND […]

Jack and the Beanstalk and the French Fries by Mark Teague

A guided reading or interactive read aloud lesson plan for the fractured fairytale picture book mentor text Jack and the Beanstalk and the French Fries by Mark Teague. Great for folktales/fairy tales! Google Slides presentation and student activities on Google Docs. Lessons and activities focus on: The lesson plans include: DOWNLOAD THE LESSON PLAN AND ACTIVITIES

Escargot by Dashka Slater

A guided reading or interactive read aloud lesson plan for the fiction mentor text book Escargot by Dashka Slater and Sydney Johnson. Google Slides presentation and student activities on Google Docs. Lessons and activities focus on: The lesson plans include: DOWNLOAD THE LESSON PLAN AND ACTIVITIES