Mentor Texts

Opening Doors for Little Researchers

Session Explanation

Two sisters (both librarians) shared their collaborative website ( which showcases their library lesson resources and activities. Although the focus of the session and the website did not always seem to be research, the lesson ideas were ones that could definitely serve as springboards for research and further exploration.

The sisters have uploaded corresponding lesson plans and resources to go with each activity, so librarians can easily download and edit them as needed.

Topics of Lessons/Activities on Website

  • Book Care
  • Constitution Day/Library Orientation
  • Parts of a Book
  • Dewey Decimal System: Sorting & Classifying
  • Procedural Texts
  • Bluebonnet Genre Studies
  • Autobiography vs. Biography vs. Narrative Nonfiction
  • Mother Goose (Poetry)
  • Sequencing/Story Retelling
  • Polar Animals & Wild Animals Research
  • Rodeo
  • Animal Habitats
  • Soil & Plants