Sunday, August 25, 2013

Must Read Mentor Text: Coretta Scott and A Peek at My Week

Excited to be linking up with the cuties Amanda & Stacia for their Must Read Mentor Text!
I picked up Coretta Scott at the Scholastic Warehouse Sale at the end of last year and have been excited about revealing this beautifully illustrated picture book biography!
The illustrations are realistic and inspiring; beautiful imagery.  It's written in verse and requires readers to read carefully.  It tells the story of her childhood, her marriage, American history, hardships, dreams, and beliefs.  The book ends with a fact page of Coretta Scott King. I plan to use the fact page for a close read lesson. It's perfect to show students two medias in one selection! This book celebrates the life and efforts of a black, female leader in American history and I can't wait to share it with my students!
I plan to introduce my new Interactive Character Analysis Posters this week! **Another product for all my Post-It Fans! :O) I put them all around the front of my room on Friday.
Mine are displayed all over the wall in front of my classroom where I call them to the carpet to read, so we can be on the lookout for these traits when I’m doing my mini-lessons. These posters will allow me to teach new traits and have students interact with the text. The posters with post-its are a great visual of what traits have already been found. Great to compare/contrast characters too!
This product is perfect as a year long resource! My students and I will refer back to these posters every time we meet a new character!
I'm also linking up with my friend Jennifer for her new linky party A Peek at my Week because I plan to implement/model how to analyze characters with  my new posters this week!

 I really wanted these posters to be completed before the Back to School TPT sale, but it's been crazy at my house with this first week back to school! So....I'm offering them at 20% off until Tuesday evening.
Of course, we should play Pin to Win, so we can give one of these new creations away! I'm very excited about this product and using it as a year long tool!

After you pin, copy your URL, and paste it in the comments. Make sure you leave your email if you are not a blogger so I can email you your prize!


  1. Just purchased! Can't wait to put them to use:)

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    1. Wow! You're quick Tara! I'm so glad you like them! :O)

  2. Love those interactive character analysis posters! Those would be perfect for my first reading workshop unit which focuses solely on characters... we are currently still in our launching unit. I know what will be going on my wish list / purchased before I start my character unit! What a clever idea! That's such a great way to reinforce how characters are connected in so many different ways!

    I LOVE IT!

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  3. Just added your product to my cart! This looks wonderful! Thanks for sharing how you use it with your class.

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  4. Umm, love this. I was just looking over my to-do list and revamping my reading bulletin board area is on it and now I have a solution!! Here is my pin but I think I have to go and buy it so I can get it ready ASAP. Thanks for the new books suggestion too!

  5. Looks great girl! Gotta love post-its!

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  6. Joanne~
    Great product! I pinned it for you!


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  7. You know I love Post-Its. I have enough of them...I wonder why??? :v)

    Your new product looks amazing as always!

    Thanks for linking up! I hope you'll be back next Sunday.

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  8. Wow, this is awesome! I was just watching something on television about Dr. King! What timing! And those posters look AMAZING!! Fabulous idea!! Of course, I have pinned it but will be purchasing if I'm not a winner!!

    Thanks for linking up! I love all of your ideas!! You are so good!
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  9. These are awesome!!! Great for teaching about story characters
    My pin -

    Thanks and take care

  10. I love these posters!!
    The Coretta Scott book looks amazing too! :)
    Fourth Grade Flipper

  11. WooHoo! I pinned, I pinned, I pinned! I was being tenacious! Lol!
    I have tons of Post-Its that want to be used on these posters. Yep, yep, yep!
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  12. I love your traits idea, and this book looks absolutely beautiful! I put it on my list of to buys... Thanks for sharing how you plan to use it with your kids!

    Have a great week--
    Sarah @ Hoots N Hollers

  13. Very cool--can't wait to use! Thanks! Here is my pin:

    I am not a blogger so here's my email:

    Andi aka Shippy

  14. These look great!

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  15. These look wonderful!
    Here is my pin:

  16. So fabulous! Shared this resource on my 5 on the 5th post Amazing!!!!

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  18. I'm so glad I found your post. These are just what I needed for this week. Character traits are still tricky for them and I love the word choice and variety.
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