Sunday, April 28, 2013

100 Followers and Mentor Text Linky

I'm so excited that I've reached 100 followers! Thank you to my wonderful followers. I enjoy the interaction through comments and all of your blogs as well.  I'm participating in 100 follower celebration giveaways of two other great blogs and now will be hosting my own. Head over to Hunter's Tales from Teaching and
Mrs. Mauro's Kinderverse to check out their giveaways.
     I'm linking up with Collaboration Cuties for Social Studies Mentor Text.

 I use my book, The Time Travel Storm, as my mentor text while teaching the Communities Past and Present Social Studies Standard. I integrate Language Arts Standards into the unit as well since the school master has such a defining personality. It is easy to pull in character traits with supporting evidence. The children use the story to compare school then and now.
  The main characters in the story, Alex and Scott, get separated from their class during a storm while on a field trip. They find themselves in a one room schoolhouse in the 1800's. The children reading the book experience what school was like then through the eyes of Alex and Scott. Click here to view the Book Trailer.
The children enjoy comparing school then and now using the school house as the venn diagram.
I have created free resources to go with the story. Click here.   For my 100 follower celebration I will be giving away a signed copy of the story for your classroom. I will announce when the giveaway is after I round up some contributors and figure out the rafflecopter. :)


  1. What a great dilemma- Our kids today have no idea what a one room school house would be like. We read about them in many texts but I don't think they can fully understand- your book seems like a great way to open this discussion even more. Thanks for sharing! I am your newest follower!

  2. Congrats on 100! I'm trying to get there! :). I'm a follower. :)
    Creating Lifelong Learners

  3. I'm happy to help with your giveaway! Thanks for helping with mine! Looks like a cute book, I will have to check it out. Thanks for sharing!

    Hunter's Tales from Teaching

  4. Looks like a great book! Thanks for sharing how you use it with your kids!

    All the best--
    Sarah @ Hoots N' Hollers

  5. How fun that you have written a book!?!! I love that you used it for past and present! So fun!

    Thanks so much for linking up!
    Collaboration Cuties

    1. Thanks for hosting such a wonderful linky. :)

  6. I just found your blog through the giveaway on Hunter's Tales from teaching and am your latest follower :)
    That's so awesome that you've written a book! I want to do that one day!

    x Serena x
    Magic Mistakes & Mayhem

  7. Thanks Serena. It is so much fun. Best of luck to you. :)



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