Mentor Text 9.15.13

Good Morning!  Today we are linking up with Collaboration Cuties for their Mentor Text Linky!  This week the theme is Science.  This worked out perfectly because our Reading lessons this week are going to focus on Nonfiction Text; specifically, finding the main idea and supporting details.  For this we are going to be using a variety of Nonfiction books; some of which include the Scholastic Science Vocabulary Readers.  We have a big collection of these in our classrooms and they generally are easier for the kiddos to follow compared to more difficult Nonfiction books in our collections and in the library.  

While working on Nonfiction text, we will use this graphic organizer to help our students "think"about the text as they read (or listen) to the books.  This graphic organizer includes determining the main idea and supporting details.  If you are working on Nonfiction text and need a graphic organizer, 
grab it here

Front side:
Back side:

Don't forget to join our Motivate Me Monday linky tomorrow!  It's quick and easy!