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Mentor Sentences 4th Grade, 3rd Grade- Grammar Practice & Mentor Text Writing
You will LOVE this Mentor Writing MINI Excerpts Mentor Sentences Unit perfect for students in Third Grade, Fourth, & Fifth Grade! These are great to use to TEACH Author’s Craft and Grammar using Mentor Texts. I have compiled a set of 25 Mentor Texts to use to create this unit. You will LOVE usin
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Mentor Texts for Writing Workshop
Included is a list of over 900 fiction and nonfiction mentor texts which can be used to teach writing skills throughout the year. The list includes a variety of texts to teach the six traits of writing, writing genres, and writing craft mini-lessons. This extensive list is organized into the follo
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Aphorisms by Benjamin Franklin - Mentor Texts for Writing
In this lesson, students read aphorisms from Poor Richard’s Almanack by Benjamin Franklin and use these as mentor texts for their own writing. In pre-reading activities students paraphrase a quote, brainstorm favorite sayings, and define the meaning of “aphorism.” Next, they explain several of
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The Literature Patch 50 Quotes Mentor Text for Writing Analysis
What is The Literature Patch and how does it work? This file contains 50 short "patches" from different middle grade, young adult, and picture books. The purpose of looking at a patch of literature is to deconstruct and analyze the text for writing craft. Students learn to pay attention and notice
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Mentor Texts for Writing Introductions
Writing introductions can be tricky. Mentor texts give students real examples of how writers craft an intro. Seven different examples with opportunities for students to practice specific techniques. Perfect for writer's workshop and mini lessons. Read, analyze, and practice. This resource inclu
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Mentor Text for Writing Workshop: A Craft Table for Those Shoes
Looking for a great mentor text to use with your students so you can lift the level of their narrative writing? If so, then all you need is this craft table and a copy of Meredith Boelts' Book THOSE SHOES, and you're ready to have over ten successful writing conferences with your students. I've di
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Pink is for Blobfish ~ Mentor Text Writing Pack ~ Informational Writing
We use mentor texts in every writing lesson as a way to get kids excited about writing and to show them real examples of what we are asking them to do in writing. Using the book, Pink is for Blobfish, by Jess Keating, students will produce their own animal informational writing projects! This pac
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Dear Mrs. LaRue: Notes from Obedience School ~ Mentor Text Writing Pack~Letters
We use mentor texts in every writing lesson as a way to get kids excited about writing and to show them real examples of what we are asking them to do in writing. Using the book, Dear Mrs. LaRue: Notes From Obedience School, by Mark Teague, students will produce their own friendly letter writing p
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Upper Grade Mentor Texts- Get Them Writing!
This is perfect for Back to School! Groundbreaking Writing is a 5-day series of using picture books to get students engaged and excited to write. These books have a universal theme that students can relate to. We have provided you with guiding questions to help with classroom discussion and activ
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Becoming a Superhero - Mentor Text Writing Pack for Intermediate Students
Ever dream of becoming a superhero? I bet your students do! This writing pack guides students through the 7 step process of becoming a superhero and has them writing a comic strip about their adventures! This pack uses the picture book, Superhero Instruction Manuel, by Kristy Dempsey, as a men
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Last Stop on Market Street LA Guide--Discussion, Mentor Text, Writing Activities
This 23-page teacher's guide is packed with background and consumables for the classroom. Some of the things you will find are: * Suggested Lesson Procedures * A Common Core Matrix * Reading Response Cards * Discussion Questions * Author's Crafts Practice Sheets and Answer Keys -strong verbs
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How to Swallow a Pig ~ Mentor Text Writing Pack ~ How to... Writing
We use mentor texts in every writing lesson as a way to get kids excited about writing and to show them real examples of what we are asking them to do in writing. Using the book, How to Swallow a Pig, by Steve Jenkins and Robin Page, students will produce their own animal "how to" writing projects
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Mentor Text for Writing: A Craft Table for A Sweet Smell of Roses
Looking for a great mentor text to use with your students so you can lift the level of their narrative writing? If so, then all you need is this craft table and a copy of Angela Johnson's Book A SWEET SMELL OF ROSES, and you're ready to have over ten successful writing conferences with your student
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Mentor Text with Writing Activities- Types of Writing
This lesson plan resource includes lists of mentor text for use with four different types of writing: persuasive, opinion, how-to, and narrative. A link to the YouTube read aloud clip is already included, and each mentor text comes with a writing activity. Lesson plan ideas are included, along wit
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Mentor Texts for Writing
One of the best ways to create strong writers is to show them examples of strong writing! Turn these sorted mentor texts into a quick and easy resource for you to find mentor texts for whatever writing skill you are teaching on any given day. This resource provides over 50 mentor texts and how to u
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I Have An Idea: A Mentor Text Writing Unit on the Ideas TRAIT, gr. K-1
Are you looking for an engaging lesson plan to teach the IDEAS TRAIT (6 traits of writing) to your Kinder and 1st grade students? Then our units, each based on a specific Trait of Writing and aligned to the Common Core, are a perfect starting place. Each of these units uses a mentor text as a basi
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Mentor Text with Writing Activities 3 SET BUNDLE
This lesson plan resource includes lists of mentor text for use with reading, writing, and character education skills. A link to the YouTube read aloud clip is already included, and each mentor text comes with a writing activity. Lesson plan ideas are included, along with ways to easily implement th
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Mentor Text for Writing: Teaching Conventions with The Pencil
Looking for a great mentor text to use with your students so you can lift the level of the way they use conventions in their writing? If so, then all you need is this craft table and a copy of Allan Ahlberg's Book The Pencil, and you're ready to have quite a few successful writing conferences with
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Mentor Text with Writing Activities- Character Education Skills
This lesson plan resource includes lists of mentor text for use with several Character Education skills like perseverance and kindness. A link to the YouTube read aloud clip is already included, and each mentor text comes with a writing activity. Lesson plan ideas are included, along with ways to ea
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Idea Jar ~ Mentor Text Writing Pack ~ Generating Ideas in Writing
We use mentor texts in every writing lesson as a way to get kids excited about writing and to show them real examples of what we are asking them to do in writing. Using the book, Idea Jar, by Adam Lehrhaupt and Deb Pilutti, students will work on generating writing ideas and building writing stamin
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Mentor Text with Writing Activities- Reading Comprehension Skills
This lesson plan resource includes lists of mentor text for use with several reading comprehension skills. A link to the YouTube read aloud clip is already included, and each mentor text comes with a writing activity. Lesson plan ideas are included, along with ways to easily implement the resource
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Adrift - Close Reading and Mentor Text for Writing
This is a close reading activity that requires the use of context clues as well as complex inferences. The literary analysis portion is best as a literature circle discussion, as the students are highly engaging it attempting to figure out the narrator's dire situation. As a mentor text, this prov
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Penguin Problems - Mentor Text Writing Pack - Intermediate Grades
Students have a lot of fun writing about the problems of different animals! We read this book aloud and chart some of the penguin’s problems. Kids also get a chuckle when we read this book! Students can write their story onto white paper (we fold the paper in half and staple it) or they can write
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Classifying Mentor Texts for Writing Lessons that Differentiate Instruction
Like this free resource? Visit our ALWAYS WRITE! website for dozens more free lessons and writing resources. Just about every writing lesson I use is connected somehow to a favorite mentor text (or "touchstone text"). Published mentor texts provide inspiration for student writers, and using them
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