Sunday, May 19, 2013

Mentor Text- Poor Pluto

It is a rainy Sunday here is New York.  I am curled up on the couch watching TV and wearing my PJs.  I figured it was a perfect time to link up with the cute girls at Collaboration Cuties for their Mentor Text linky Party.  This we it is science books!


Science is my favorite subject to teach and my favorite topic is the Solar System.  I grew up and their were nine planets.   I was sad when Pluto was no considered a major planet any more.  I was introduced to the book Poor Pluto by a student of mine.  I read it to the class and they loved it!

This book was written by a third grade class in California as part of Scholastic Kids are Author's program.  The book is about a class who learns that Pluto is no longer a planet.  They wanted to make sure Pluto did not get to lonely out in space.  They decide to build a rocket and go get Pluto and bring him back to Earth.  Pluto soon gets sad and misses his friends, the class devise a plan to but him back in space.

My students loved this book because it was written by kids their age and they were also sad Pluto was no longer a major planet!  It is a fun book and I would suggest checking it out!

Make sure you check out Collaboration Cuties for other fun Mentor Text!



  1. LOL! I've never seen this book. It's funny to say that I remember when Pluto was a planet... but I do! I guess that shows my age. :)
    Brandee @ Creating Lifelong Learners

  2. Great minds think alike- I chose a Planet/Pluto book too!! I'll have to check this one out, because it would go perfectly with my explanation of my book! :)
    ideas by jivey

  3. I have never heard of this book! It looks great! I love when children are authors and the kids do too! I will have to check out this book for sure to integrate into our solar system unit!

    Thanks so much for linking up!
    Collaboration Cuties

  4. What a cute book. I'm sad too that Pluto is not a planet anymore. I love that this book is written by students. How inspirational.
    Have a great week.

    School Is a Happy Place

  5. Just found your blog! Now following!
    Looking forward to keeping up!