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.
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