The winter season with all it's wonder and beauty is upon us. I am excited to be teaming up with other teachers from the Reading Crew to share some of our favorite mentor text lessons for the season.
Mentor texts are one of the most valuable resources in my classroom because they highly engaging and can be used to teach a variety of skills. Regardless of your curriculum needs, there is a mentor text available that your student's are guaranteed to love.
I have chosen to share with you one of my new winter favorites. "Toys Meet Snow", written by Emily Jenkins and Paul Zelinsky, tells the story of three toys who venture out into the snow while their owner is away.
The illustrations in this book are beautiful and easy for the children to relate to. The illustrations are full of details that kids will love exploring. The pages of this book seem to come alive as the author creates authentic personalities for each character.
Before we start reading, I ask my students to make a prediction based on the cover illustration. Predict how the toys got out in the snow. The students turn to their partner and share their prediction.
TOYS. That's all you need...so be sure to enter! Good Luck!
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Thanks for stopping by! If you are looking for other ideas to fill the winter months with great books, be sure to check out these other great books and lesson ideas.