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"How To" Books Mentor Texts - Writing Companion for Common Core!

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This is a set of mentor texts to be used when teaching a "how to" books writing unit. It is difficult to find mentor texts in the library that really show young writers specifically what we want them to do, at their level. These books offer high quality examples, using exactly the criteria we have for the kids. Two books use photographs, and two have hand drawings.

These are designed to be used in tandem with my "How To" books unit and checklist paper, which you can also get in my store. The files were too large for one download! However, these mentor texts can be used on their own as well.

I hope you enjoy this writing unit as much as I do!
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This is terrific for introducing 'how to' writing to my second graders. It provides a wonderful scaffold for further writing without a frame.
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On  March 6, 2013,  Sarah P. said:
Great resource, but I thought I would be getting some templates for the kids to use.
On  March 7, 2013Karen Langdon answered:
This item is only the mentor texts. I have a product called "How To" Books Writing Paper Using Checklists - Common Core!" that has all of the paper and materials for students, as well as a pacing guide. I am glad you like the mentor texts!
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If there was an option to give you an A+++ I totally would! I was really trying to find some relatable mentor texts to use with my kindergartners in order to get them to produce a good How-to book. This is EXACTLY what I need to help me teach them. Thank you so so so much!
On  March 5, 2013Karen Langdon answered:
What a lovely review - thank you so much! I am so glad that they will be of help. I really love teaching how to books!
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My students love writing how-to books. This unit helps to make my job easier. Thank you for sharing.
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Very happy with my first purchase! It is user friendly and ready to go, which I love. It was just what I was looking for to enhance my "How to..." writing unit. My students are excited to begin!
On  January 5, 2013Karen Langdon answered:
I am so glad you like it! I hope you and your students enjoy the unit!
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These were wonderful! I looked all over for examples that my students could examine to help in the process of making our own "how to" books.
On  December 3, 2012Karen Langdon answered:
I am so glad I could be of help. Let me know how it goes!
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Great resource for first grade. Love the graphics and them sample of mentor text. GREAT! Thanks for sharing this.
On  December 3, 2012Karen Langdon answered:
I am so glad you like it. It is one of my favorites to teach.
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This is a great tool to use when teaching this unit of study. Thank you for all of your hard work!
On  December 3, 2012Karen Langdon answered:
I am so glad you like it!
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On  April 29, 2012,  Buyer said:
So cool! This type of mentor text is very hard to find--wonderful resource!
On  April 29, 2012Karen Langdon answered:
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"How To" Books Mentor Texts - Writing Companion for Common Core!
"How To" Books Mentor Texts - Writing Companion for Common Core!
"How To" Books Mentor Texts - Writing Companion for Common Core!
"How To" Books Mentor Texts - Writing Companion for Common Core!