I Wanna Iguana Mentor Text Lesson
I Wanna Iguana is a great choice as a mentor text for persuasive writing. This PRINT AND GO unit will help your students get plenty of reading practice as close reading routines are implemented AND provide great examples for writing a persuasive letter. It's organized in a BEFORE/DURING/AFTER format for consistent skill modeling and practice.
WHAT'S INCLUDED IN THIS UNIT?
✱ prereading schema builder about iguanas
✱ vocabulary organizer and word cards
✱ fiction and nonfiction anchor chart
✱ fiction vs nonfiction text evidence and opinion
✱ making comparisons between iguanas and other pets
✱ making connections anchor chart and organizer
✱ summarizing information (BME)
✱ column note taking page for during reading analysis of author's craft
✱ brainstorming page for preparing to write about "What Pet Should I Get?"
✱ persuasive language charts (one for grades 2-3, one for grades 4-5)
✱ OREO anchor chart
✱ two options for planning
✱ persuasive writing checklist
✱ draft/publishing writing pages (one for grades 2-3, one for grade 4-5)
✱ class book cover
23 pages in all
Be sure to check out the preview included above for a detailed look at the pages.
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