Too Many Pumpkins: A Mentor Text for Problem and Solution

Using mentor texts helps our students understand important literacy concepts. Too Many Pumpkins is a fun book to help students with problem and solution.

It's that time of year again: pumpkins, apples, and mentor texts! Yes, The Reading Crew is back at it again with their fall mentor text link up, and I am sharing one of my favorite fall books with a fun, free, and easy lesson to go with it! Find out how you can use Too Many Pumpkins with your students to help them have a better handle on problem and solution. {Affiliate links provided to help fund book purchases.)



Before reading the book, I talked with my students about problems and solutions. We discussed how you could solve various problems. Students thought of three possible solutions for Rebecca Estelle's too many pumpkins. What could she do with all of them? They came up with some great answers and solutions.
Using mentor texts helps our students understand important literacy concepts. Too Many Pumpkins is a fun book to help students with problem and solution.



While I read the book to them, they looked at their own solutions and decided if they were on the right track. We talked about how Rebecca had solved her problem and if any solutions were correct. It was fun to see how the kids thought and then had to rethink their own solutions for having too many pumpkins.



Having too many pumpkins was not the only problem Rebecca Estelle had. Students had to look in the book and find another problem she had and tell her solution. We used the flip flaps to do that and show the problem and solution.
Using mentor texts helps our students understand important literacy concepts. Too Many Pumpkins is a fun book to help students with problem and solution.

I have included a fun freebie you can use with this book and any others. There are two different problem and solution charts with pumpkin graphics. One you can use with Too Many Pumpkins, and one you can use with any fall books and write your own problem and solution on it. Or students can identify the problem while reading and predict three solutions. The flip flaps are also included, so students can use them in a notebook as well. Click on the picture below to download your freebie!
https://www.dropbox.com/s/wzre0sighyefgmd/too%20many%20pumpkins%20freebie.pdf?dl=0

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Using mentor texts helps our students understand important literacy concepts. Too Many Pumpkins is a fun book to help students with problem and solution.


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5 comments

  1. Perfect book for teaching problem and solution!

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  2. Love this book! Thanks for the ideas.

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  3. What a great lesson! I love that students can offer three possible solutions and then you check in to see if they are on track!

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  4. This is awesome! Can't wait to use this book with my comprehension group for RtI this week!

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