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Shark vs. Train: Great mentor text for writing activity. Which two toys would your students like to see battle it out in bizzare situations?

Clever School Teacher- This is a great site with wonderful high quality literature grouped in sets for teaching specific skills, genres etc.....

I read in a lovely book called "Writer to Writer" that we are always doing at least two things at one time, so it's only natural for your characters to do the same.

Use holla hoops to compare and contrast. Students in this lesson were comparing/contrasting two characters while looking for evidence in the text to support their claim

Robot Check

So many uses for this book! reading comp: theme. Writing: word choice, voice, illustrating, brainstorming, vivid verbs persuasive writing- having students write an advertisement for a book they have written.