10 Mentor Texts Celebrating Diversity (Grades 1-2) | Better Than Basal


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Better Than Basal Celebrating Diversity

Making sure students feel represented in culture, gender, race, religion, and family structures is so important! This product is filled with Common Core aligned lesson ideas, activities, graphic organizers, and writing prompts for 10 of your favorite mentor texts that celebrate diversity to use in grades 1-2! (See the complete list below.) There are multiple graphic organizers WITH answer keys for each text. It also includes the generic versions of the graphic organizers so you can use them with any book!

Several of my followers who use my Mentor Sentence Units asked how I use those books in reading and writing. This product will help you incorporate your mentor texts for other areas into reading and writing as well. (You do not have to use Mentor Sentences to use these activities in your classroom…)

Not familiar with mentor sentences? Read all about them here!

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Activities cover skills such as:
asking questions before, during, and after a story
answering questions about a story
telling what happened next
identifying central message
identifying problems and solutions
describing characters
describing setting
identifying character feelings
distinguishing between text evidence and picture clues
comparing stories
…and more!

There is also a writing prompt for every book that ties to the theme, idea, or topic of the book.

Activities are for the following books:
-My Name Is Yoon by Helen Recorvits
-Chocolate Milk, Por Favor! by Maria Dismondy
-The Invisible Boy by Trudy Ludwig
-Same, Same But Different by Jenny Sue Kostecki-Shaw
-Crow Boy by Taro Yashima
-Lost and Found Cat by Doug Kuntz and Amy Shrodes
-Ada Twist, Scientist by Andrea Beaty
-I Love My Hair! by Natasha Anastasia Tarpley
-A Bike Like Sergio’s by Maribeth Boelts
-Latke, The Lucky Dog by Ellen Fischer

If you don’t own all these books, I encourage you to take advantage of your library! They are all wonderful texts to share with your students!

Want more information on how to use mentor texts in the classroom? You can check out my blog posts:

Mentor Texts: Maximize Your Time!
Picture Books Are For EVERYONE!!


Get the BUNDLE with all Celebrating Diversity Mentor Sentences, Interactive Notebooks, Vocabulary Activities, and Reading and Writing activities for all 10 mentor texts in the companion sets! Check out the BUNDLE for Celebrating DIVERSITY here!

Looking for MORE mentor text lessons? There is also an Emergent Better Than Basal and a Second Grade Better Than Basal, each with lessons for the YEAR!

Please remember, this purchase is for the use of one teacher. It is not intended to be shared. Please use the ‘additional license’ purchase if more than one teacher will be using it. Thank you!

Copyright © 2018 Ideas By Jivey, LLC
All rights reserved by author, Jessica Ivey.
Permission to copy for single classroom use only.
Electronic distribution limited to single classroom use only.
Not for public display.

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