2nd Grade Mentor Text 2015
Use picture books to enhance student learning.
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.
Read-Alouds - A precious time spent together bonding us as a class.
Caterina and the Lemonade Stand by Erin Eitter Kono
Sequencing, What will happen next?
This Is Not My Hat by Jon Klassen
Good readers ask questions.
"Why is a fish wearing a hat?"
I Don't Want to Be a Frog by Dev Petty
Conventions, Ideas, Science
Why is the print so large?
Roller Coaster by Marla Frazee
My Teacher Is a Monster by Peter Brown
Flight School by Lita Judge
Why does this "bird" need to get his "wings"?
Writing - Let them "borrow" the author's skill. Talk about the author's style.
Pair Fiction with Non Fiction
The Tree Lady by H. Joseph Hopkins
What can you do to make a difference?
Snowflake Bentley by Jacqueline Briggs Martin
What is your passion?
Violet the Pilot by Steve Breen
Introduce inventors with Violet the Pilot.
Dateline Documentary on The Biblioburro
Non-Fiction - Poetry
J. Patrick Lewis
The text mimics the illustration.
Firefly July by Paul Janeczko
A Year of Very Short Poems
Can't you hear the fire crackle and the cicadas singing underneath the twinkling night sky?