I, of course, love to find fab books to go along with my launch mini lessons. I have a few to share during this week's Collaboration Cuties weekly Mentor Text Link Up.
As I mentioned before, this trio of books by Debbie Bertram and Susan Bloom is great to go along with your Daily Five launch, but if you do not do the Daily Five, you will still enjoy these texts because they promote the love of books and reading.
The Best Time to Read is a great book to read aloud when you are doing the Three Ways to Read a Book lesson with your students. I really like how the main character talks about how he used to read the pictures, but now we reads the words. How perfect!
Click on the picture below if you would like a FREE Three Ways to Read a book anchor chart to go along with this lesson.
When I am teaching students the three ways to read a book, I usually start out on chart paper. But, later in the year I like to switch to these smaller anchor charts to pull out for review.
The Best Place to Read follows the main character as he searches for (wait for it) . . . the best place to read. I like to use this book with the Where to Sit in the Room mini lesson.
Finally, there is The Best Book to Read. This story takes place in the library and shows different book genres. It is a great jumping off point to talk about how there are books for every person's unique interests. I usually use this text on the day we are talking about picking Good Fit books.
Click on the picture below if you would like a FREE Good Fit Book anchor chart to go along with this lesson.
The clip art are from the anchor charts above is from Melonheadz and KPM Doodles.
During the first week of school I teach all of the lessons mentioned above: Three Ways to Read a Book, Where to Sit in the Room, and Picking a Good Fit Book. Bertram and Bloom's books fit perfectly with these concepts. The illustrations are cute and colorful. And each book is written in a fun rhyming style that the kids go for.
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So here is the scoop for this week's Mentor Text: