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Assertion: Bootsie Barker Bites by Barbara Bottner-- A girl stands up to her family friend who is not so nice.

"So please, oh please, we beg, we pray, go throw your tv set away, and in its place you can install a lovely bookcase on the wall."  Roald Dahl

Go throw your TV set away!

So please, oh please, we beg we pray, go throw your TV set away, and in its place you can install a lovely bookcase on the wall

mentor texts - figurative language - idiom

Who Let the Cat Out of the Bag? By fourth grade students of Newcastle Avenue Elementary in Reseda California

Use this book to teach 'predicting'. The poor rat keeps trying to keep you from turning each page, warning you that something dreadful will happen if you do. Each page has further clues. Children keep making more predictions based on the visual clues. What is Your Prediction?

First Grade Schoolhouse: What is Your Prediction? Do Not Open This Book! by Joy Cowley is a wonderful big book to promote the love of reading. It can be used to introduce making predictions and works well for shared reading.

There is a newer, better version of this unit of study available here: Fairy Tale Unit of Study. It is available in one download and includes many new resources not shared below.  This unit is designed to help you teach retelling and summary writing through the exploration of fairy tales and fables. Day 1  Immersion  …

Fairy Tale Reading Unit

Fairy Tale Unit of Study - great for second and third grades. Includes lots of graphic organizers and other ideas for teaching story elements through fairy tales.

Teach Mentor Texts: Idioms, Homophones, Homonyms

Fishpond New Zealand, More Parts (Picture Puffin Books) by Tedd Arnold. Buy Books online: More Parts (Picture Puffin Books), , ISBN Tedd Arnold

"Silent e video'. This video is a must watch! It offers a fun yet highly effective way to teach children to read words with silent e!

Reading silent e words is a challenge for many children. This short video is the best resource to help children read silent e words. It has a very novel and creative spin that is sure to do the job! I think the students in my class are going to love this!