The book, Come On, Rain! by Karen Hesse is a wonderful mentor text to use to teach all sorts of Reading and Writing skills.
This unit aligns with the following Common Core Standards: ELACC3RL1, ELACC4RL1, ELACC4RL3, ELACC4RL7, ELACC4L4
In this unit you will find a visualization strategy (as you read the book, the students write down things they "see, hear, taste, smell, feel, and feel in my heart"), a making connections to self, text, media, and world chart, figurative language with similes and personification, and identifying awesome adjectives and vivid verbs so they may write with those words later. Answer keys are also included. I hope you will enjoy using this book all year long, just as I have! :)
Currently, I am teaching fourth grade, but have taught first, second, and third grades as well.
I use Reading and Writing Workshop to teach Language. I use Guided Math (small groups) to teach Math. I integrate Science and Social Studies when I can. You will find lessons and activities in my shop that align with these teaching styles.