The Widow’s Broom Mentor Text Digital & Print Unit


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The Widow’s Broom by Chris Van Allsburg can be used around Halloween as a seasonal mentor text, but it’s really great any time of year as it relates to tolerance and how we treat those that are different than us. If you don’t own a copy of the book, check your local library or you might even find an online read-aloud of the text with a simple Google search!

This book is part of the BONUS UNIT (added June 2022) in the Yearlong Mentor Text Curriculum Bundle: Volume 2 for Grades 3-5Please do not purchase if you own Volume 2 Yearlong Curriculum Bundle (which includes the mentor sentences, interactive activities, reading activities, writing prompts, and vocabulary lessons).


In this pack, you will receive:

★a mentor sentence lesson for the book

★an interactive notebook activity to review/teach prepositional phrases

★seven reading ideas suggested with three activities provided: making inferences, theme, and comparing characters’ reactions

★one writing idea suggested with a writing prompt given

★contextual vocabulary activities

★ Activities are also provided as links to Google Slides for Digital Learning! ★


Please remember, this purchase is for the use of one teacher. It is not intended to be shared. Please use the ‘additional license’ purchase if more than one teacher will be using it. Thank you!

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All rights reserved by author, Jessica Ivey.

Permission to copy for single classroom use only.

Electronic distribution limited to single classroom use only.

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