I am teaming up with The Reading Crew to bring you all you need to teach some amazing mentor text lessons this fall!
The Bear Ate Your Sandwich is the story of a bear, lost in a city. He comes across many things in this “strange new forest,” and one of them is YOUR SANDWICH! But wait… was it really a bear that ate it? You’ll have to read to find out! 🙂
This book is full of wonderful vocabulary words that your young kiddos should learn. I have created a lesson to help you teach some of the words in the story.
Before reading the book, help students understand the words they are going to hear in the story. Display the sandwich cards with the sentence and picture clue. Talk to students about what they think the word might mean based on the context and the picture.
While reading the book, students should listen for the vocabulary words. They can snap when they hear it. Talk again about the meaning to make sure they understand the word and how it is used.
After reading the book, give students the vocabulary activity. They should shade the sandwiches with the word and definition that match the same color.
Grab the cards and activity here!
And, of course, you have to get the mentor sentence for this book, too! (Not familiar with mentor sentences? Check them out here!) It will be a great way to extend the vocabulary word, “interesting” as they use it in their own sentences.
Make sure to check out the rest of the mentor text lessons from this year below! This is The Reading Crew’s Second Annual Fall Mentor Text Hop! (Did you miss last year? Click here to see all the great fall texts from last year!)
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