I am so excited to be hosting our Must Read Mentor Text Linky today focusing on Science!
I've decided to share a mentor text with you that is full of awesome information and illustrations. This author makes understanding science very simple. So what is the book you ask...........???
The Moon Book by Gail Gibbons
The Moon Book focuses on many aspects of the moon. It talks about the moon in relation to the Earth, the phases of the moon, legends about the moon, solar and lunar eclipses, tides, the surface of the moon, travel to the moon and more! I especially love the labeled diagrams and illustrations because it helps the students to "see" exactly what is being discussed. And the rich vocabulary promotes further discussion with students. Students connect words like "orbit" and "rotate" to what they already know about the solar system.
I created a unit to use with my students as we worked with this mentor text. It is set up as a student book with graphic organizers that they can fill in as we read and discuss the text. There are vocabulary charts, illustrations to label, a Venn diagram to compare and contrast, phases to label, a timeline, an assessment, and more. Please check out this product in our Teachers Pay Teachers store.
We also love Mr. Lee's Phases of the Moon Rap- if that doesn't get stuck in your head, I don't know what will!! :O)
Please consider linking up some of your favorite science mentor texts! I look forward to adding them to my library!!! :) Yay!!!
I really can't wait to hear about all your science mentor texts! Thanks so much for visiting us!!!
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Next week the subject is Social Studies. It can be a book you use just for Social Studies or one you can use to integrate into Language Arts. Science can be like that too!! :O)