How to Babysit a Grandpa by Jean Reagan

Recommended Grades: 3-5

Babysitting a grandpa is fun – if you know how. In this book, you will find the essential tips for being a good grandpa-sitter, including: how to play with a grandpa, things to do on a walk, and snacks grandpas like to eat. 

Lesson Idea:

How To Writing:


Mentor Texts: Read aloud How to Babysit a Grandpa and discuss how the author provides tips for babysitting a grandpa.  Create a list of other things students are experts at, things they might be able to write a “how-to” about.  Use How To Babysit a Grandpa as a model for writing “how-to” texts.

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