Modes in Focus Grades K-5

Modes in Focus Grades K-5

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Key Features


Leading writing experts Ruth Culham and Libby Jachles provide literature and lessons for narrative, informational, and opinion writing. Modes in Focus is designed to support educators and students with ready-to-use lessons, mentor texts, teaching tools, and more. Each grade level kit includes six mentor texts supported by its own teaching guide tailored to the needs, abilities, and interests of your students. Culham and Jachles take the next step in writing instruction by linking mentor texts to the modes of writing and providing model lessons that get students writing immediately and enthusiastically!

Grade K-5 includes:

  • Six Paperback Books Per Grade (36 Texts Total):

  • Grade K:

    • Plants Feed Me

    • Perfect

    • Bunny's Staycation

    • Penguinaut!

    • Rita and Ralph's Rotten Day

    • Squirrel's Family Tree

  • Grade 1:

    • Over and Under the Pond

    • Little Red and the Very Hungry Lion

    • Unplugged

    • Kind

    • Penguin Day

    • The Greatest Adventure

  • Grade 2:

    • The Astronaut Who Painted the Moon

    • Finding Home

    • The Little Red Fort

    • Surprise!

    • Misunderstood Shark: Friends Don't Eat Friends

    • The Red Shoes

  • Grade 3:

    • Eat Your Rocks, Croc!

    • Musical Mac

    • The Word Collector

    • I Can Be Anything

    • The Very Impatient Caterpillar

    • Standing On Her Shoulders

  • Grade 4:

    • My Very Favorite Book in the Whole Wide World

    • Once Upon a Time

    • Felipe and Claudette

    • The Brain is Kind of a Big Deal

    • Chicken Little: The Real and Totally True Tale

    • What if You Had an Animal Tongue!?

  • Grade 5:

    • One Day House

    • Do Not Ever Be a Babysitter!

    • Manjhi Moves a Mountain

    • Eric

    • Titanosaur

    • Nic Bishop Big Cats

  • Book-specific Teaching Guides (36 Total)

  • Getting Started Guide

  • Teach Writing Well by Ruth Culham

  • Nine Posters (1 Per Mode, Per Grade Band)

  • Sticker Sheets

  • Online Resources: Scoring Guides, Graphic Organizers, Videos, and more

  • Crates and Hanging Folders to Organize Materials

Product Details

  • Item #: NTS709965
  • ISBN13: 9781338720730
  • Format: Professional Resources
  • Grades: K - 5

Modes in Focus Grades K-5

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