The goal of this page is to have a place to share mentor texts that primary teachers are using to model math strategies in their classrooms. The key is to explain WHY you find the mentor text useful. Please scroll down to add texts to different math topic areas.

Here's a list of numeracy mentor texts shared by Jenni van Rees


Mentor Texts for Number Math (counting, skip counting, addition, subtraction, mental math)


Title/Author
Age Level
The WHY
One Hungry Monster,
Susan O'Keefe
K-1
Use this book to count objects, teaching one to one correspondence, adding objects to the things the monsters want, taking them away as they eat the items in the kitchne
Mouse Count,
Ellen Stoll Walsh
K-1
Counting objects (mice in the jar as the snake catches them), one to one correspondence, adding 1 more, taking away as they leave the jar, creating number sentences to go with the story






















Mentor Texts for Patterns and Relations
Title/Author
Age Level
The WHY




























Mentor Texts for Shape and Space (Measurement, 2D Shapes, 3D Objects)
Title/Author
Age Level
The WHY