9 Excellent Visualizing and Sensory Language Mentor Texts


These incredible mentor texts are full of sensory language. Your students will love visualizing with these great choices! This sensory language book list includes the reading levels of some of the titles for your convenience while planning. These are not intended to limit choices. I certainly would not rule out the use of a mentor […]

Plot Structure Mentor Texts


There are so many great plot structure mentor texts out there! It was incredibly difficult to narrow it down to these. In an effort to keep the post short, I am only including brief information and suggestions for each book. For more information about the books, click on the titles or book images to check […]

15 Mentor Texts for Poetry in the Upper Elementary Classroom


Teaching poetry to upper elementary students hasn’t always come easy for me. To be honest, I had no idea how to tackle poetry with my third graders when I first started teaching. I knew I needed to gather quality mentor texts for poetry to fully immerse my students in the genre. The trouble was, I […]

16 Back to School Books Third Graders Will Love


Starting the year with rich and engaging read alouds sets the tone for the rest of the year. These incredible back to school books will help you ease nerves, ignite excitement, build community, and promote a growth mindset. This post contains affiliate links for your convenience. Back to School Books for the First Day First […]