This bundle includes six mentor texts written by students. Each one deals with issues that relate to teens, presented in an informal writing style. None are “perfectly” written, and so along with using them to elicit discussion, critical thinking, and response, you can use them to teach students how to identify elements of good writing and areas that need improvement. Essentially, you will be teaching them how to revise as they learn about non-fiction texts.
- This texts in the unit will allow students to explore focus, organization, idea development, word choice, tone, and use of transitions. Students will also consider the methods that the writers use to introduce and conclude each piece.
- You can, of course, pick and choose which ones you would like to use, based on the needs of your students; each one can be used on its own. Everything is editable, too, so you can use them as is, or tweak them for the needs of your students and/or curriculum.
- Options for sharing on Google Drive
- If you want to use all of the articles, I provide you with a procedure you can follow so you can scaffold the process
The product includes:
- Step-by-step procedures
- Options for digital and paper copies
- Teacher answer keys
- Suggested extension activities
- A slideshow to guide your discussion
- A short lesson on informal writing techniques
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