Sunday, January 12, 2014

Must Read Math Mentor Text & Day Seven of A Week of Chillin' Giveaways!

It has been some time since we have linked up with Collaboration Cuties for their Must Read Mentor Text Linky...

Linking up a math text today, The Coin Counting Book by Rozanne Lanczak Williams.

I just purchased this text on Scholastic's Storia e-reading app.  It's a wonderful, simple introduction to money and a number of coin combinations to make up nickels, dimes, quarters, and dollars. Since I have this text downloaded for use on multiple iPads, I am going to use this e-book version as an introduction to our study of money, yet I will be making this book part of guided reading rotations.  The Coin Counting Book will be in our Read and Reflect station/rotation.  4-5 students will read the text independently on iPads and complete a reflection sheet after reading.  Students' reflection sheets will then be shared when we kick off our study of money.  Download the reflection sheet here!

What do I like about this text?  It's a simple yet creative presentation that builds to greater amounts by the end of the text. It also provides clear models using coins as well as equations to represent amounts. 

Fly on over to Collaboration Cuties to read about more math mentor texts...

AND it's Day Seven--the last day of our A Week of Chillin' Giveaways!

Today's Giveaway:
Chillin' with Penguins: 
Penguin Learning Center Activities

Here are pictures of my prepared centers!

 To learn more, visit my Teachers Pay Teachers store.


  1. This looks like a great money book. Thanks for the suggestion. I'm going to share this with the primary teachers at my school.

  2. I completely forget about downloading eBooks!! Great idea!!! I love that you'll be using a math book in guided reading! It looks great!

    So glad you linked up again! Have a great week!

  3. I love penguins! FIngers and toes crossed for this giveaway! Everything in the picture looks great!

  4. I love using ebooks! I'll definitely check this one out- we need to work on coins in my class! Thanks!

  5. I'm having trouble finding the book on storia- do you know what grade level they list it under? Maybe that will help me find it.Please email me if you can help:
    Thanks so much!