Mentor Texts

My students and I like to read books but what’s great is when we can continue our learning through writing. We’ve used many mentor texts over the year to help us be successful with writing. Some of my first grader students read the book Family Pictures by Anna Keys which is part of the Leveled Literacy Intervention program by Fountas and Pinnell. We read the book and used the sentence stem to create our own family books. Each student had a sheet of paper for each family member and they use the sentence stem, This is my _______. When the pages were complete, we then used our binding comb machine to create the finished product. I hope you like our YouTube videos of our oral reading.


Our Favorite Alphabet Song

Sorry it’s been a while…we’ve been busy learning and growing as readers and writers. My kindergarten students and I listen to the following youtube video almost everyday to polish up our alphabet letter recognition and letter sounds. I hope you enjoy the video. Thank you to my friends at Have Fun Teaching for making such a cool video for me to use with my students.