Mentor Texts

Using Mentor Texts: Dreamers

This post is dedicated to Jorge Calvillo Garcia. He was one of the 22 victims in the terrorist attack in El Paso on August 3, 2019. Jorge was at the WalMart to support his granddaughter’s soccer team’s fundraiser. As the gunman approached the soccer team,… [continue reading]

Mentor Texts

The Importance of Diverse Mentor Texts

It’s not just a hashtag. It’s not just the latest buzzword. Incorporating diverse books into your lessons is important for so many reasons. And it’s important for ALL classrooms… making sure to share books with black and brown characters, various family dynamics, and cultural differences… [continue reading]