Sunday, April 28, 2013

Must Read Mentor Texts - "Capital! Washington, D.C. from A to Z"


Happy Sunday!

Today I am linking up with Collaboration Cuties for the Must Read Mentor Texts Linky.  This week, being the 4th Sunday, means a social studies text.  If you haven't all ready, link up your favorite mentor text!
 
Here is my "must read mentor text" for the week.
 
"Capital! Washington, D.C. from A to Z” is written by Laura Krauss Melmed and illustrated by Frane Lessac.  This book is filled with fascinating facts about historical places and people.  It is written in an informative verse and captures the unique brilliance of the city.  It is filled with very detailed artwork.  My students enjoy taking this book out of my classroom library throughout the year.
In my 4th grade classroom, half of my social studies curriculum focuses on Washington, D.C.  I use this book at the end of our study of Washington, D.C.  After I read this book to my class, the students work together to create their own version of the book and below you will see some examples of their pages.


What are some of your favorite social studies mentor texts?
Be sure to stop by Collaboration Cuties to learn about other Must Read Mentor Texts for social studies. 
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12 comments :

  1. Love the student work in the pictures! Thanks for sharing. :)
    Creating Lifelong Learners

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  2. I love your blog! We do not focus on Washington DC in my state- but I do know kids that would love the book you are recommending. Thanks for sharing! I am your newest follower!

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    1. Hello! It is always great for students to learn about our Nation's Capital. I am grateful that you were able to find my new blog. Happy Sunday!

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  3. What a fun project, and a great book! Thanks for the recommendation!

    Hunter's Tales from Teaching

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    1. You are welcome. Thanks for stopping by today.

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  4. This looks like a wonderful text to add to our alphabet book collection! Thanks so much for sharing--just found your blog through the link up and have become a follower...

    All the best--
    Sarah @ Hoots N' Hollers

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    1. Hello Sarah! I am happy that your decided to visit my blog today. I love the name of your blog. My room is decorated with owls.

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  5. This looks like a fun book! I love that they make their own book at the end!! How fun! This looks like a great book for my classroom library!

    Thanks so much for linking up!!
    Amanda
    Collaboration Cuties

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    1. Hello Amanda! My students seem to really enjoy making the book at the end of the unit. Thank you for hosting such an awesome linky.

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    1. Thank you, Megan. Every year I am surprised at some of their creativity. Thank you for visiting today and leaving your blog address. I love finding new blogs to follow.

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