Sunday, June 9, 2013

Must Read Mentor Text and The Winners Are...

Today I am linking up with Collaboration Cuties for the Must Read Mentor Text Linky.  This week we are linking mentor text for math.

Perimeter, Area, and Volume:  A Monster Book of Dimensions is written by David A. Adler.  This book was not only a great resource for my lesson, but the students truly enjoyed reading it. 

Here is a short description from Scholastic’s Book Wizard:

This star-studded cast of cute and funny monsters needs measuring! How tall are they? How wide? And before the movie begins it's time to calculate the perimeter of the film set, the area of the movie screen, and the volume of a monster's popcorn box. Written by a former math teacher, this creative and brightly illustrated picture book provides a thorough overview of essential math concepts.

I read the book to them while projecting it on the SMARTboard.  I also gave each group a copy of the book.  The book is very interactive and requires the students to complete activities along the way. 

We solved some of the activities together and some of them the students solved in their small groups.  Then we would come together to discuss their solutions.

Be sure to stop by Collaboration Cuties to learn about other Must Read Mentor Texts for math. 

Now, it is time for me to announce the winners of my PlaceValue Task Cards for Upper Grades.  

The winners are

I will be emailing you this resource right away.  Thank you to all who left a comment.  If you would like to get a copy of this resource it can be found here in my TPT store.


  1. This books sounds super cute and I love how interactive it is! Great idea to project the on book on the SMARTBoard. I am going to have to try this with some of my more interactive stories as first graders would love that!

    Thanks so much for sharing!

    Learning to the Core

  2. Awwww, I missed the giveaway on what looks like a fantastic resource! :O)

    I haven't heard of this book but it looks great and I love when they are interactive and the kids can do the math as we go along! It helps hold them accountable! I will have to check this book out for sure!

    Thanks for linking up!
    Collaboration Cuties

  3. I love David Adler, so I'm so glad to come across this text! Thanks for sharing...area, perimeter, and volume are not always the easiest topics to pick up, so this is helpful.
    Mary Beth
    Run Teacher, Run

  4. I just purchased this book this year-but it was after I had already taught area and perimeter. I'm looking forward to using it next year.

    Hunter's Tales from Teaching