This week's topic is Science Mentor Texts. I have to admit that I had to stop and think for a minute. Most of my science curriculum is very hands-on, so when I think of teaching science, mentor texts aren't my first thought. Once I really thought about it, I realized I do use a lot of nonfiction mentor texts to help deepen my students understanding.
The book I've chosen to share with you today is Planet Earth/Inside Out. I use this book when I am teaching my students the layers of the Earth. It is a great read aloud that I use to introduce my students to the lesson.
Gail Gibbons is one of my favorite nonfiction children's authors. She does a wonderful job sharing facts in a fun and kid-friendly way. Her books have great text features that make them a great resource to use when teaching students the different types of text features.
What are your favorite science mentor texts? Be sure to link up with Collaboration Cuties to share your favorites and learn some new ones!
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