Must Read Mentor Text: Shh! We're Writing the Constitution! - Ideas By Jivey: For the Classroom

Must Read Mentor Text: Shh! We're Writing the Constitution!

Happy Sunday! I'm kind of sad to be saying that actually. How do the weekends always fly by so fast??

I'm linking up to Amanda and Stacia to share a book we are using in Social Studies as we chug along in our government unit.
It's by Jean Fritz, an author I love!
I love her work because she writes such great, humorous nonfiction! Shh! We're Writing the Constitution is no different. She brings to life a subject that is pretty dry and boring (in my opinion). You hear details of the Constitutional Convention and its fifty-five delegates, and of course, how decisions were made. If you can't get your hands on a copy of the book, you can always watch the SchoolTube video of it!

 You can click here to go directly to the video.

I am using this book along with my Heroes of the American Revolution Unit. My kids loved the scavenger hunt! I'm so sad I forgot to take pictures when they did it. I put the color biographies around the room and they moved in groups of three to read and fill in the parts of the hunt.
Friday, I had a Pin It To Win It contest! Here are the lucky winners! Thanks so much for playing!

Also, I wanted to give you the heads up for Workshop Wednesday this week!
Sorry I've not been very good about giving you the topics on Sunday like I'm supposed to... but I will try, I promise! This week, we will be sharing writing tips- What tips can you give other teachers for teaching writing, or what tips do you give students? Can't wait to hear them! :o)


  1. I love these ideas! Thank you for sharing. :)
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  2. I'm a winner!!! Thank you so much. My 4th graders will enjoy working on your awesome sound activities.

  3. You gotta love Jean Fritz...Can't you make them behave George?? That one is making it's way around my room!! Thanks for linking up!!
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  4. I won!!!!! So excited!! We are teaching geometry now and I can't wait to use this with my students! Thank you!!!!!


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