Informational Mentor Texts: Valentine's Day & Self-Love

Room 213
Grade Levels
8th - 11th
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20 pages, 25 slides
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This informational mentor text focuses on the importance of self-love. The text (or texts should you choose to do the extension activities) will give your students the opportunity to understand, evaluate, and mimic elements of effective informational writing.

The product includes:

  • Step-by-step procedure
  • Options for digital and paper copies
  • Teacher answer keys
  • Suggested extension activities
  • A slideshow to guide your discussion
  • A short lesson on the importance of consistent point of view

This product is part of a whole bundle of informational texts that you can use to engage and teach your students about non-fiction. 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. You can read more about that here.

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Total Pages
20 pages, 25 slides
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
50 minutes
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Determine an author’s point of view or purpose in a text and analyze how an author uses rhetoric to advance that point of view or purpose.
Analyze in detail how an author’s ideas or claims are developed and refined by particular sentences, paragraphs, or larger portions of a text (e.g., a section or chapter).
Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative, connotative, and technical meanings; analyze the cumulative impact of specific word choices on meaning and tone (e.g., how the language of a court opinion differs from that of a newspaper).
Analyze how the author unfolds an analysis or series of ideas or events, including the order in which the points are made, how they are introduced and developed, and the connections that are drawn between them.
Determine a central idea of a text and analyze its development over the course of the text, including how it emerges and is shaped and refined by specific details; provide an objective summary of the text.


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