Katie's Trunk: Mentor Text - Ideas By Jivey: For the Classroom

Katie's Trunk: Mentor Text

Happy Sunday, friends! I'm linking up to Amanda and Stacia's linky to share about a book that I love to use when are learning about the American Revolution!
It's so good! Most books are written from the "pro-Revolution" side, but this book is told from the perspective of a "Tory" family who ends up having to run from their home because "the rebels are coming!" It has such a heart-warming ending- you will love it, and so will your kids!

I have a unit in my TPT store for this book, and I just "re-vamped" it today! If you previously bought it, make sure to go download the revised version! The unit was one of my first TPT units, so it needed some more love... It's much cuter. ;o) I also added an extra activity to the unit!

Speaking of fun historical fiction books, this week's Workshop Wednesday will be how you incorporate historical fiction into your Reader's Workshop!
I hope everyone has a great week! :o)


  1. Love how you left us dangling about the end of the book! :)
    Definitely, going to have to find this book to see how it ends.
    Fabulous Fifth Grade Fun 

  2. Hoping to use this this week! Thanks for linking up!

  3. I am going to have to get this one! Thanks for sharing!
    I {Heart} Recess

  4. Thank you! I already taught The American Revolution this year, but this is on my list for next year. I always appreciate a good social studies (or any other subject for that matter) mentor text.

    Fit to be Fourth

  5. This is a great book, but I totally forgot about it. Thank you for the reminder!

  6. Where do they go, do they come to Canada?? Love that you are presenting more than one point of view - that is super helpful for turning your students into critical thinkers - your rock.

  7. Ann Turner is known for historical fiction, and this looks like a great book. I wasn't familiar with it, so thanks for sharing information about it. Your unit looks great for it too.

  8. How neat to do a book from the opposite perspective! I may have to recommend this for our 4th grade teachers to use!

    Don't Let the Teacher Stay Up Late
    Follow me on Bloglovin!


Thank you so much for stopping by! Please, leave me some love! :)

Back to Top