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Mrs. Urban

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And Happy Teacher Appreciation Day! Why?


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scientist, therapist, artist, and speed reader,

mentor and nurse and tech whiz and referee,

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  • South Mesa Elementary School
  • Pueblo, CO
  • More than half of students from low‑income households

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My goal is to incorporate daily read-aloud in my 1st grade classroom in a systematic fashion. I believe that all children love reading or listening to a good book. Books open a endless world of adventure and opportunity to children. These mentor texts will serve several purposes in my classroom. First, students will use the fiction books to build more complex vocabulary and learn comprehension strategies for identifying and describing characters and setting, sequencing story events, identifying the author's purpose, identifying main idea, comparing characters, and making connections. The non-fiction books will be used to introduce students to new topics, deepen their knowledge of already learned topics, allow them to explore, and utilize the components of non-fiction text. Second, the students will also use these books to investigate how authors use rich vocabulary and varied sentence structure to engage their readers. These writers' crafts will be explored during Writing time in the classroom. As young writers, 1st graders frequently struggle to transfer their ideas from thoughts to words on paper. Teaching good writing is much easier when children have access to quality writing that is engaging. These mentor texts will provide ideas for students to use a a springboard to begin their writing and will also provide lots of examples of appropriate vocabulary, sentence structure, and overall story structure for students to refer to as they are mastering their own writing.

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My goal is to incorporate daily read-aloud in my 1st grade classroom in a systematic fashion. I believe that all children love reading or listening to a good book. Books open a endless world of adventure and opportunity to children. These mentor texts will serve several purposes in my classroom. First, students will use the fiction books to build more complex vocabulary and learn comprehension strategies for identifying and describing characters and setting, sequencing story events, identifying the author's purpose, identifying main idea, comparing characters, and making connections. The non-fiction books will be used to introduce students to new topics, deepen their knowledge of already learned topics, allow them to explore, and utilize the components of non-fiction text. Second, the students will also use these books to investigate how authors use rich vocabulary and varied sentence structure to engage their readers. These writers' crafts will be explored during Writing time in the classroom. As young writers, 1st graders frequently struggle to transfer their ideas from thoughts to words on paper. Teaching good writing is much easier when children have access to quality writing that is engaging. These mentor texts will provide ideas for students to use a a springboard to begin their writing and will also provide lots of examples of appropriate vocabulary, sentence structure, and overall story structure for students to refer to as they are mastering their own writing.

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