2nd Grade Mentor Text 2015

Use picture books to enhance student learning.

Why use a mentor text?

-to teach a skill

- introduce a lesson or concept

- front-loading

- generate ideas

- make connections

- just for FUN!

Getting Started

Gather information from your students about what their interests are and what types of books they like to read. Use this information to guide your search for quality literature.

Free Reading Inventory Samples @ teacherspayteachers.com

Don't forget the "oldies" as you are looking for newer titles to peak their interests.

Model what good readers do: establish a purpose, ask literal questions, monitor and adjust, make inferences, make connections.

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Read-Alouds - A precious time spent together bonding us as a class.

Writing - Let them "borrow" the author's skill. Talk about the author's style.

Pair Fiction with Non Fiction

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Dateline Documentary on The Biblioburro

Four-Legged Library

Non-Fiction - Poetry

Good readers make good writers.

Teach students how to read a book as writers. Model, Examine, Model. Students need to understand the many purposes of books - for enjoyment, to learn about a topic or how to write. Comment on how you notice things like characters, the problem, descriptive words and punctuation.
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Get your students to animate their writing or promote a book. Try Chatterpix and get them talking! Check out the "How to video."
How to use Chatterpix - WeGo Tech