Books

I will be adding pictures and links to books that I use in my classroom here.


Here are links to all of my posts with book recommendations:
Blue is for math, orange for social studies, red for language and green for science!

Greater Estimations - a great book for the beginning of the year when teaching estimation skills.
http://lookingfromthirdtofourth.blogspot.ca/2014/04/great-and-greater-estimations-math.html

The Easter Bunny's Assistant - a good book for Easter, how-to-writing or to write persuasive letters to the Easter Bunny.
http://lookingfromthirdtofourth.blogspot.ca/2014/03/mentor-text-and-writing-idea-for-easter.html

A Remainder of One - used for teaching division with remainders.
http://lookingfromthirdtofourth.blogspot.ca/2014/03/a-remainder-of-one-math-mentor-text.html

How to Build Your Own Country - a great social studies mentor text - students create their own country while learning about the different functions of government.
http://lookingfromthirdtofourth.blogspot.ca/2014/02/how-to-build-your-own-country-mentor.html

Sir Cumerence and the Off the Chart Desserts - a great book for teaching about data collection and organization.
http://lookingfromthirdtofourth.blogspot.ca/2014/02/sir-cumference-and-off-chart-desserts.html

Dear Mr. Blueberry - a terrific book for persuasive writing and letter writing.
http://lookingfromthirdtofourth.blogspot.ca/2014/02/mentor-text-linky-using-dear-mr.html

Back of the Bus and Rosa's Bus - books that offer different points of view on Rosa Parks.
http://lookingfromthirdtofourth.blogspot.ca/2014/01/point-of-view-with-must-read-mentor-text.html

Winter Books - a variety of books to use in January.
http://lookingfromthirdtofourth.blogspot.ca/2013/12/winter-books-mentor-text-suggestions.html

Slowly, Slowly, Slowly said the Sloth - useful in teaching adverbs.
http://lookingfromthirdtofourth.blogspot.com/2013/12/must-read-mentor-text-slowly-slowly.html

1+ 1 = 5 and Other Unlikely Equations - perfect for teaching about balancing equations and what that pesky = symbol means.
http://lookingfromthirdtofourth.blogspot.ca/2013/11/must-read-mentor-text-1-1-5-and-other.html

Petey and Pru and the Hullabaloo - great book for modelling word choice and using context clues to determine word meaning.
http://lookingfromthirdtofourth.blogspot.ca/2013/11/mentor-text-linky-petey-and-pru-and.html

A Bear in War - the perfect book to use for Remembrance Day.
http://lookingfromthirdtofourth.blogspot.ca/2013/10/must-read-mentor-text-bear-in-war.html

Creepy Carrots - a great Halloween book if you are not really doing Halloween in your classroom.
http://lookingfromthirdtofourth.blogspot.ca/2013/10/tried-it-tuesday-new-book.html

A Bad Case of Stripes - perfect for so many things - making connections, writing, art....
http://lookingfromthirdtofourth.blogspot.ca/2013/10/must-read-mentor-text-bad-case-of.html

Pumpkin Town - another great non-Halloween Halloween time book - also great for art and circle stories.
http://lookingfromthirdtofourth.blogspot.ca/2013/09/must-read-mentor-text-pumpkin-town.html

Proud as a Peacock, Brave as a Lion - another Remembrance Day recommendation but could also be used for figurative language.
http://lookingfromthirdtofourth.blogspot.ca/2013/09/must-read-mentor-text-proud-as-peacock.html

Anything is Possible - great introduction to problem solving or inquiry math - teaching students that the problem may not be solved on the first try.
http://lookingfromthirdtofourth.blogspot.ca/2013/09/mentor-text-linky-anything-is-possible.html

The Z was Zapped - fabulous illustrations - great for strong verbs and predicting.
http://lookingfromthirdtofourth.blogspot.ca/2013/09/must-read-mentor-text-z-was-zapped.html

Books to Launch Reading and Writing Workshop
http://lookingfromthirdtofourth.blogspot.ca/2013/08/workshop-wednesday-reading-workshop.html

Math Curse - perfect for launching math workshop or problem solving.
http://lookingfromthirdtofourth.blogspot.ca/2013/08/must-read-math-mentor-text-and-some-b2s.html

The Recess Queen - I use it for Point of View and Anti-bullying.
http://lookingfromthirdtofourth.blogspot.ca/2013/08/must-read-mentor-text-recess-queen.html

A Story of Hope - fabulous biography on the most amazing person, Terry Fox.
http://lookingfromthirdtofourth.blogspot.ca/2013/07/must-read-mentor-text-story-of-hope.html

Wolf Island - great illustration of food chains and how the removal of any part of a chain or web affects all the other parts.
http://lookingfromthirdtofourth.blogspot.ca/2013/07/must-read-mentor-text-wolf-island.html

Full House - mentor text for fractions
http://lookingfromthirdtofourth.blogspot.ca/2013/07/must-read-mentor-text-full-house-no-not.html

Perfect Man - making connections, making inferences, superhero theme
http://lookingfromthirdtofourth.blogspot.ca/2013/07/mentor-text-linky-perfect-man.html

Book of Bad Ideas and You're Finally Here - great books for BTS time.
http://lookingfromthirdtofourth.blogspot.ca/2013/06/mentor-text-linky-giveaway-and-sale.html

Alphabet books - great series of books that have both poetry and non-fiction text on any topic you can think of.
http://lookingfromthirdtofourth.blogspot.ca/2013/06/mentor-text-linky-alphabet-books-and.html

Who Lives in an Alligator Hole - good book for habitat unit or non-fiction text features.
http://lookingfromthirdtofourth.blogspot.ca/2013/06/mentor-text-for-science-and-freebie.html

Probability Mentor Texts - 3 books to help teach probability.
http://lookingfromthirdtofourth.blogspot.ca/2013/06/math-mentor-text-probability-and.html

The Paper Bag Princess - awesome book for fractured fairy tale unit and point of view.
http://lookingfromthirdtofourth.blogspot.ca/2013/06/booking-across-canada-paper-bag-princess.html

Persuasive Mentor texts - collection of books I like to use when teaching persuasive writing.
http://lookingfromthirdtofourth.blogspot.ca/2013/05/workshop-wednesday-persuasive-writing.html

Blackberry Subway Jam - I use this book when teaching the urban part of urban vs rural communities.
http://lookingfromthirdtofourth.blogspot.ca/2013/05/mentor-text-linky-blackberry-subway-jam.html

Poetry Resources - some of the books I use when teaching poetry.
http://lookingfromthirdtofourth.blogspot.ca/2013/05/poetry-resources-and-ideas.html

Alexander and the Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day - um, what can't you use this book for : )
http://lookingfromthirdtofourth.blogspot.ca/2013/05/currently-its-workshop-wednesday.html

The Boy in the Drawer - linear metric measurement.
http://lookingfromthirdtofourth.blogspot.ca/2013/04/math-mentor-text-linear-measurement.html

Mentor Texts for Teaching Adjectives - enough said : )
http://lookingfromthirdtofourth.blogspot.ca/2013/04/mentor-texts-teaching-adjectives-and.html

More Poetry Resources - I like me some poetry books.
http://lookingfromthirdtofourth.blogspot.ca/2013/03/poetry-mentor-text-linky-freebie-and.html

The Best Part of Me - great mentor text for BTS or Mother's Day.
http://lookingfromthirdtofourth.blogspot.ca/2013/03/mentor-text-and-2-last-minute-easter.html

The Mary Celeste and other books for Inferences
http://lookingfromthirdtofourth.blogspot.ca/2013/03/inferencing-and-freebie.html

Books for Making Predictions - a few books I have used when teaching this strategy.
http://lookingfromthirdtofourth.blogspot.ca/2013/03/books-books-and-more-books-and-freebie.html

Books for Division
http://lookingfromthirdtofourth.blogspot.ca/2013/02/books-books-and-more-books.html

Books for Boys Linky.
http://lookingfromthirdtofourth.blogspot.ca/2013/01/books-for-boys-linky.html

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