Monday, December 14, 2015

December What Are You Reading? Linky!

My 5th graders love when I read to them. I think they love picture books even more. I started incorporating more picture books into the curriculum a few years ago when I started using mentor sentences by Ideas by Jivey. Once I started using them, I was hooked. Not to mention my kids love it. I love that she includes holiday/seasonal picture books into her units. This week we will be reading The Polar Express by Chris Van Allsburg. It is such a magical book. Even if the students have read it before, they do not mind hearing it again.

Head on over to Focused on Fifth to see what the other teachers are reading.


  1. I do love that book! It's as comfy and cocoa and cookies...wouldn't be Christmas without it!

  2. I am totally looking up the mentor sentences now. Anything that helps me bring more picture books into the curriculum is a good thing in my opinion.

    The Research Based Classroom

  3. I agree with Brandi. I am looking into the mentor sentences. Thanks for sharing, Kim.

    The Organized Plan Book

  4. I can't recommend mentor sentences enough. It has changed the way I teach grammar and writing.


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