Sunday, July 7, 2013

Tuesday {Must Read Mentor Text}

Happy Sunday! I'm happy to be linking up with the fabulous ladies at Collaboration Cuties for another great round of Must Read Mentor Texts. 

I made a leisurely visit to the library with some of my cousins and we ran across this great book by David Wiesner. Right then I knew it would be my next MRMT because this is a book I always get so excited about sharing with my students.

This is an almost wordless book that leaves my 4th graders excited, interested, and full of questions. 

The book documents the very unexpected events of what appears to be an otherwise normal Tuesday. Frogs leave their pond riding lilly pads and fly through a neighborhood leaving a trail of trouble behind them. 

The illustrations in this book are wonderful! We always go back through the book again just to take a closer look at the book and see what we missed the first time. 

There are so many different skills you could pull from this book. I always seem to gravitate toward it when I'm teaching predicting. I have my students make predictions along the way as we read the book. The last page in the book shows a picture of next Tuesday at the same time and pigs are flying. As a response to the reading I have my kiddos write what they think will happen next Tuesday. 

Do you use Tuesday in your classroom? What skill do you use it for? 


  1. I have this book, but have not used it in my kindergarten classroom. It is a great book! I will have to recheck it out.

    Learning With Mrs. Brinn

  2. I love this book! My 5th graders enjoyed this book.
    Fabulous Fifth Grade Fun

  3. Great choice! I agree with Charlotte. My fifth graders love this one. :)

    Creating Lifelong Learners

  4. I must admit. I bought this book a few years ago but have yet to open it. I will have to dust it off and use it this year with my 4th graders. Thank you for inspiring me!

    Foreman Teaches

  5. Great ideas to use this text for predicting! I have a copy and it just stays in the basket and doesn't get much action. Thanks so much!

    Sarah @ Hoots N Hollers

  6. I love this book! What a great mentor text. I will have to use it with my students next year :)

    Style Closet to Classroom

  7. I love this book. I actually use it in math to review elapsed time!

    Hunter's Tales from Teaching

  8. I love this book! Thanks for sharing.

    Blessings of a Teacher

  9. We watched a version of this in my classroom on YouTube and my 2nd graders loved it!

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