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Using Multicultural Literature as Mentor Texts

Using Multicultural Literature as Mentor Texts



Hello Friends and Fans of  The Reading Crew!

Thanks for joining us this month as we share books that celebrate diversity! It is so important to use mentor texts that depict a wide range of cultures and experiences in our literacy lessons~

One Green Apple by Eve Bunting is one of my favorites for fall.  It tells the story of a young Muslim girl and her first trip to an apple orchard.


Use multicultural literature as mentor texts to teach important literacy skills and life lessons. Respect, tolerance, consideration, and kindness are all character traits that can be modeled through the use of diverse books in your classroom.


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Jennifer Reynolds
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Jump Into Reading Groups: Getting To Know Your Readers

Jump Into Reading Groups: Getting To Know Your Readers


Greetings from Mrs. Reynolds Reading Room!

How is THAT for alliteration!?!?! :)

I am heading into my third week of school, and I have to say that the switch from teaching in a gen ed classroom to small group instruction has been delightful!  I am still working out some scheduling quirks, and compiling lessons and activities that will both engage and help my striving readers, but the change has been good for me!  I still come home physically exhausted--as I am still working on my stamina--but my mind, heart, and spirit feel invigorated!

As the month of September begins, I thought I would share some getting acquainted activities and routines that were successful with my students.  Hopefully, you will find them useful with yours!


Jump into your small reading group reading lessons with some great ideas for routines, rewards, and student interest surveys!
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Jennifer Reynolds
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Back To School with Stories and Songs in Second

Back To School with Stories and Songs in Second


Tomorrow is the first day of August my friends, and that is my signal for BACK-TO-SCHOOL thoughts to start!

As much as I would like the good times and road trips of Summer 2018 to continue, reality is setting in. I am so happy to have traveled in an RV to Canada to see old college friends, enjoyed a Cubs game at Wrigley Field, and spent a long weekend at a lake cottage with my family.  But it is time to get back to the business of being a teacher!


Stock up on resources for the 2018 school year with the Teachers Pay Teachers Back To School Sale! Shop August 1-2, 2018!


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Jennifer Reynolds
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Springing To Action: Top Notch Literacy Tips for Your Favorite Skills

Springing To Action: Top Notch Literacy Tips for Your Favorite Skills


HAPPY SPRING!

Welcome to the 
Spring Blooming Readers Linky!
This blog hop features creative posts and 
resource freebies from members of 

We have collaborated this
month to bring you some of our best literacy tips for your 
teaching your favorite skills.


Honeybee mentor texts are the perfect way to interest primary grade students in poetry and using prepositional phrases in their writing!


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Jennifer Reynolds
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