Reading teacher? Need great mentor texts for January? Check out this monthly link up to learn about new books! Free lessons are also included!

Books Teachers Love: January Books

books and other stories perfect for read alouds and story time during the month of January! Get lesson and craft ideas, and a couple freebies!

Math mentor texts are the perfect 'hook' for math mini-lessons. These 5 math read alouds are just-right for fostering strong number sense in primary learners.

Math Read Alouds

Math mentor texts are the perfect 'hook' for math mini-lessons. These 5 math read alouds are just-right for fostering strong number sense in primary learners.

Read alouds for problem/solution and cause/effect.

Read Alouds for Problem and Solution, Cause and Effect

These books are some of my favorite read aloud texts and lessons for teaching problem and solution and cause and effect. Head on over to the post for some ideas on how to use each book!

Here are 9 books that get kids writing in writers workshop. These mentor text…

9 books that get kids writing in writers workshop

Here are 9 books that get kids writing in writers workshop. These mentor text books will help your students find ideas for their narrative stories.

Books that Have a Clear Problem and Solution Text Structure - This Reading Mama

Books with a Clear Problem and Solution

Teach Your Child to Read - Books with a Clear Problem and Solution Text Structure ~ perfect for teaching comprehension and story writing with fiction

This is the ULTIMATE GUIDE to the BEST children's books for teaching math in primary! Perfect for teachers wanting to children's literature into math lessons. Read more for 4 reasons why and how-to suggestions. Includes a FREE printable book guide to the

Using Children's Books to Teach Math

This is the ULTIMATE GUIDE to the BEST children's books for teaching math in primary! Perfect for teachers wanting to children's literature into math lessons. Read more for 4 reasons why and how-to suggestions. Includes a FREE printable book guide to the

The best books for helping students understand and identify character traits!

Understanding Characters

I love teaching character analysis! I love looking closely at an interesting character and trying to uncover what makes them tick. And in my experience, kids love this process, too. Unfortunately, for many kiddos, understanding character traits is.

Primary mentor text suggested book list for Point of View- focusing on how characters in the text feel about other characters or events that happen- also can compare to the way that readers feel about story, too- RL1.6, RL2.6, RL3.6

Primary Mentor Texts for Common Core Literature Standards

Primary mentor text suggested book list for Point of View- focusing on how characters in the text feel about other characters or events that happen- also can compare to the way that readers feel about story, too-

My favorite read alouds for Setting and Story Elements! Read the post for specific lesson ideas!

My Favorite Picture Books for Setting and Story Elements!

Looking for mentor texts to teach setting and story elements? These read aloud books are some of my favorite! Click over to see how I use these texts in my first grade classroom and get a free lesson!

Top Ten Read Alouds for Back to School. This is a collection of book titles for classroom teachers to read on the first day of school or the first week of school. The list is perfect for 1st grade, 2nd grade, 3rd grade, 4th grade, and 5th grade as well as families to read at home. Check out the detailed post at the Upper Elementary Collaborative Blog.

Top Ten Read Alouds for Back to School

Fantastic list of books for back to school! A nice combination of school themed books and books to supplement topics covered in class!

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