Illustrations & Words Mentor Texts – 2nd Grade RL.2.7 & 3rd Grade RL.3.7


Illustrations & Words Mentor Texts – 2nd Grade & 3rd Grade

‚≠źÔłŹTeach using illustrations and words to understand the plot by using popular and diverse mentor text picture books. Aligned to RL2.7 and RL3.7, 2nd and 3rd grade students learn to use elements from illustrations and text.


‚≠źÔłŹProvides one week of comprehensive lessons at your fingertips. Includes lesson plans, sticky note teacher and student questions, anchor charts, student journal pages, rubrics, activities, and more.


‚≠źÔłŹIf you do not use Common Core, this resource is still perfect for teaching, developing, or reinforcing ask & answer skills. Aligns with many state-specific standards, including TEKS and VA SOL.


Key Features:

✅ Comprehensive РIncludes one week of lesson plans and everything you need to get the most out of the listed mentor texts.*


✅ Skill Targeted РUtilizes mentor text and included resources to focus specifically on deriving meaning from poetry.


‚úÖ¬†Integrates Mentor Texts¬†–¬†Integrates three popular mentor texts into the lessons:*

  • ‚ÄĘThe Most Magnificent Thing¬†by Ashley Spires
  • Lubna and Pebble¬†by Wendy Meddour
  • Drawn Together¬†by Minh Le


‚úÖ¬†Diverse –¬†Texts are carefully selected to ensure cultural diversity and share experiences that students can learn about and/or relate with.


*See ‘What’s Included’ below for a full list of resource contents.¬†Mentor Text Picture Books MUST be Purchased Separately and Are Not Included.


What’s included?

  1. Pedagogy Behind the Curriculum (2 pgs.)
  2. Lesson Prep Instructions
  3. Sticky Note Template
  4. Lessons Plans: The Most Magnificent Thing, Lubna and Pebble, and Drawn Together
  5. Illustrations and Words Anchor Chart
  6. Illustrations and Words Student Journal Page
  7. Illustrations and Words Student Sticky Note Questions
  8. Illustrations and Words Sticky Note Rubric
  9. The Most Magnificent Thing Sticky Note Questions
  10. Lubna and Pebble Sticky Note Questions
  11. Drawn Together Sticky Note Questions
  12. Three Options for Foldables and Organizers
  13. Character Toppers


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Mentor Text Standards Based Units Fiction Bundle 2nd & 3rd Grade

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