Mentor Text Unit The Oldest Student with Google Slides Distance Learning



This mentor text unit uses the picture book The Oldest Student How Mary Walker Learned to Read by Rita Lorraine Hubbard. This cross-curricular unit includes five days of reading, writing, and social studies activities based on this diverse picture book. It is available in both print and digital Google Slides, so it is perfect for classroom and distance learning.


✏️Teacher read-aloud questions

✏️Student sheets focused on comprehension and writing a response

✏️Response activities to promote awareness of Indigenous cultures and values

✏️Links for reading aloud and research


What is Included?


Day 1:

  • Think About it! Pre-reading Organizer
  • Vocabulary Cards
  • Comprehension Questions


Day 2:

  • Commas in a Series Introduction
  • Commas in a Series Practice
  • Sequencing: Timeline Activity


Day 3:

  • Cause & Effect Anchor Chart
  • Paired Text: Sharecroppers
  • Cause & Effect Practice


Day 4:

  • Character Traits Anchor Chart
  • Character Trait Writing Prompt
  • Reflection Writing Prompt


Day 5:

  • Show What You Know! Newspaper Article Activity


✏️Flexible for in-person or remote learning

✏️Incorporates diverse books



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