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Sunday, May 5, 2013

Mentor Texts in the Reading Workshop-Eve Bunting and a sale

A colleague of mine asked me what my favorite mentor texts were to use during Reading Workshop. She was looking to build her library and wanted some new suggestions.


I have a few authors that are my "go-to" authors when I am looking for a book to share during Reading Workshop. The first author is Eve Bunting. Her books are beautifully written and for the most part not very familiar to my students. A few of my favorites are:
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I use these books to teach inference, summarizing, synthesizing, questioning, making connections...you get the point. They are great books for all of the major strategies and skills that we teach our kiddos. If you haven't used any of her books I really encourage you to do so!
Here is a making connections freebie that you can download. It has a bookmark and a chart for students to use. I have them tape them into their Reader's Notebooks so they can go back and use it as a reference if they get stuck.


What are your favorite mentor texts to use in reading or writing class? Be sure to link up with Collaboration Cuties for their Mentor Text Linky to share some of your favorite Mentor Texts!

I'm not sure how many of you have heard, but many TPT sellers are offering a sale this week for Teacher Appreciation. I'm running a sale too on all of my products. You receive 20% off from me when you purchase anything from my store starting tomorrow 5/6-5/8. But TPT is offering their own discount. So if you purchase on 5/7 or 5/8 you will receive an extra 10%, (which ends up being 28% off the original price.) All you need to do is use the code TAD13. I don't know about you, but I have a lot of things in my cart that I plan to purchase! Happy shopping!

Two day sale


9 comments:

  1. Love Eve Bunting and I especially love your freebie! ;) Happy Sunday!
    Brandee @ Creating Lifelong Learners

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  2. Eve Bunting books are the best! Two years ago, I had my Superintendent read The Wednesday Surprise to my class. He loved it and so did they.

    Kristin
    Teachntex

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  3. Fly Away Home is one of my all time favorites! Such a touching story... I have used visual response with this one when I taught third grade--it was amazing the thoughtful connections and meanings they created. Thanks so much for sharing!

    Have a wonderful week--
    Sarah @ Hoots N Hollers

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  4. Thanks for the freebie. It looks really useful.
    Have a great week.

    School Is a Happy Place

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  5. I cry every time I read Fly Away Home! Kids can be so ungrateful at times, and its books like this that can put things in a different perspective for them.

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  6. I love that story. So touching and heart warming.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog! I appreciate your comment!

    Kelly
    Koonce’s Korner

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  7. It's so great that you are able to cover so many literacy skills/strategies within in one story or one author study! Thanks!
    Aylin

    Learning to the Core

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  8. I super love Eve Bunting. Super love. And I've only heard of 2 of those books!!!!!! Where have I been?????

    I love the freebie bookmark! Thank you so much!

    Thanks for linking up!
    Amanda

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