This is a chart that I have seen in my mentor's classroom. This is an activity that the teachers can ask the students by placing a sun, cloud, rain, or snow on the correct day. The students can answer which weather has occurred the most.
This freebie includes a list of mentor texts for each of the following key reading strategies for literature: Inference Theme Characters Figurative Language Point of View Compare and Contrast Mentor texts are a great tool to use with students as part of a reading mini-lesson. My hope is that the lists included will help you easily find some great picture books to add to your collection of lesson ideas for each of the strategies listed.
I have often made people who never lived their dreams be my mentors. It limited my possibility, big time. Not anymore. Grateful for a friend & mentor like Jen Waldman, she dreams it & lives it & inspires all to do the same.