The Night I Followed the Dog
The Potato Chip Champ
When Champ hurts himself and Walter steps in his place, you can image the jealousy and problems that this creates. Will a simple act of kindness change the course of their friendship? It’s possible! The Potato Chip Champ is a great example of a story with a good plot structure that will help your students see each component, such as the introduction, rising action, climax, falling action, and conclusion.
Henry’s Freedom Box
At the beginning of this story, Grandpa realizes that his teeth are missing. They search the house. They call the police. They check out teeth from people all over the community. No one can find Grandpa’s teeth. At the end of the book, the mayor gives Grandpa a new set. Forget finding that old set. Once you finish the book, you’ll laugh out loud when you see who has the set of teeth…or at least I did! 🙂
Do you love mentor texts as much as I do? Have trouble organizing them all?
Do you want to use mentor texts but you don’t know where to start?
I have a FREE Mentor Text Cheat Sheet for you! In this Google Sheet, you’ll find MY list of Mentor Texts and the reading skills that I use them to teach. You can add your own books, sort by author or reading skills, find shortcuts to my blog posts, AND
Choose from a dropdown menu to show where you can find the book. For example, I use a boatload of mentor texts in my reading instruction. I can’t afford to buy them all. I find some in our school library, the local library, borrow from my teacher friends, and SOME of them, I do own!
Using the dropdown menu, you can easily remind yourself where you can find your mentor text when you need it! Click the image above OR click here to grab it.