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Spanish Opinion Mentor Texts
Spanish Opinion Mentor Texts

Spanish Read Alouds

Spanish Opinion Mentor Texts

$ 238.25
SKU - SPRAL-LL-OMT
From our Lead Curator, Marie Bouteillon: "When choosing mentor texts, I look for books where authors show students the ‘writing moves’ they make. Whether it’s defining academic terms, using text features, asking readers questions or providing examples, student writers will be inspired when seeing writing traits come to life."

Titles from the Collection

Clic, Clac, Muu, Vacas escritoras
Clic, Clac, Muu, Vacas escritoras

Clic, Clac, Muu, Vacas escritoras

$ 10.00

When Farmer Brown's cows find a typewriter in the barn they start making demands, and go on strike when the farmer refuses to give them what they want.



Cuenta conmigo
Cuenta conmigo

Cuenta conmigo

$ 24.75
A little girl explains why she is so passionate about math. She tells readers that it is all around them and they use it every day, even without realizing it.
El fútbol me hace feliz
El fútbol me hace feliz

El fútbol me hace feliz

$ 8.50

Nothing makes Sierra happy like soccer, but nothing makes her sad like soccer, because her auntie can't take time off from work for soccer games. Sierra can't help wishing she had someone there to cheer for her by name, not by the number on her uniform.



Esos zapatos
Esos zapatos

Esos zapatos

$ 19.25

All Jeremy wants is a pair of those shoes, the ones everyone at school seems to be wearing. Though Jeremy’s grandma says they don’t have room for "want," just "need," when his old shoes fall apart at school, he is more determined than ever to have those shoes, even a thrift-shop pair that are much too small. But sore feet aren’t much fun, and Jeremy soon sees that the things he has — warm boots, a loving grandma, and the chance to help a friend — are worth more than the things he wants.



La jaula
La jaula

La jaula

$ 17.00

Cages are perhaps among the most detestable objects invented by humans. Nil finds one in his house and seeks at all costs to have a pet that lives there. Despite the refusal of his parents, Nil gets a hamster, and the story takes an inevitable and surprising path.



Lola quiere un gato
Lola quiere un gato

Lola quiere un gato

$ 9.75
Mommy says that a cat is a lot of work, so Lola practices caring for her stuffed kittens and reads lots of cat books. With Mommy, she researches pet adoption, shops for food and supplies, and visits an animal shelter. Finally, Lola chooses her cat and is patient while her new friend settles in at home.
Mamá se va a la Antártida
Mamá se va a la Antártida

Mamá se va a la Antártida

$ 22.25
Anna Cabré is a climate physicist with a PhD in cosmology and one of the Spaniards who has traveled to Antarctica to study the effects of climate change in the "Homeward Bound" expedition. But she is also a mother, and felt the need to explain to her two children what her job is when she is not at home: aboard an orange boat, she helps icebergs, whales and seals to save the South Pole.
Me abuuurro
Me abuuurro

Me abuuurro

$ 23.00

Turn off the screen, open this book and discover that laughter can be anywhere.



No a Norman
No a Norman

No a Norman

$ 8.50

Norman the goldfish isn’t what this little boy had in mind. He wanted a different kind of pet — one that could run and catch, or chase string and climb trees, a soft furry pet to sleep on his bed at night. Definitely not Norman. But when he tries to trade Norman for a "good pet," things don’t go as he planned. Could it be that Norman is a better pet than he thought? With wry humor and lighthearted affection, author Kelly Bennett and illustrator Noah Z. Jones tell an unexpected — and positively fishy — tale about finding the good in something you didn’t know you wanted.



No, no y no
No, no y no

No, no y no

$ 9.75
Teaching children the importance of always looking at the positive side of life, Middle Bear's story begins when his family is forced to leave the snowy mountains where they have always lived. Middle Bear hates everything about the valley they move to and doesn't stop complaining about it. But soon something happens that changes his mind and makes him appreciate what he has.
Ratón de campo y ratón de ciudad
Ratón de campo y ratón de ciudad

Ratón de campo y ratón de ciudad

$ 18.75

The city mouse spends his time immersed in technology while the field mouse calmly spends his time with what he has at hand. What can they learn from each other on their journey? A funny story that warns us about the invisible ties that often prevent the enjoyment of tranquility.



Todos deberiamos ser feministas
Todos deberiamos ser feministas

Todos deberiamos ser feministas

$ 22.75
In this personal, eloquently argued essay adapted from the much-admired TEDx talk of the same name. Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie offers readers a unique definition of feminism for the twenty-first century, one rooted in inclusion and awareness. Drawing extensively on her own experiences and her deep understanding of the often masked realities of sexual politics, here is one remarkable author’s exploration of what it means to be a woman now and an of the moment rallying cry for why we should all be feminists.
Todos vieron un gato
Todos vieron un gato

Todos vieron un gato

$ 21.00
A book which teaches children that perspective is a very important thing when looking at something, because depending on it, it can look very different.
¡Hermanos!
¡Hermanos!

¡Hermanos!

$ 25.75

Having a little brother is a huge pain. Almost as bad as having a big sister. But sometimes a big sister comes in handy, and sometimes a little brother is fun to have around. But just when there's finally peace in the house, what are siblings supposed to do with a wailing baby?



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- Addressing vulnerability

- Sharing feelings is important 

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- Nobody is alone

- Your feelings are normal

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