I am loving the Mentor Text linky party! I have found so many good ideas!
This week focuses on Math! Since I taught 5th grade Math for 5 years, this should be a no brainer. I have used many books in my lessons over the years, but The Wishing Club by Donna Jo Napoli is a must for teaching fractions.
Below is an overview from Amazon:
The nighttime magic of a wishing star provides the framework for a realistic story about fractions. When four children receive only a fraction of their wishes, they discover a pattern. Petey, who is four, gets one-fourth of a dollar, while two-year-old Joey gets half a cookie; eight-year-old twins Sally and Samantha each get one-eighth of a bag of marbles. On the last night that the comet is visible, the siblings decide to combine their wishes and ask for the pet they all want.
The kids love this story! Yes, even my 5th graders! This books goes along with a Georgia Framework Task for Common Core standards. This book is great introduction on fractions or as a quick review, which is how I used it.
Have a great Sunday!