Introducing Genre With Mentor Texts

Grade Levels
4th - 5th
Formats Included
  • PDF
7 pages


Introduce any writing genre with this engaging and fun teaching strategy. Students read and observe published authors in each genre to determine which elements make up that style of writing.

For more details on how to use this resource in your classroom, check out this blog post.

Included in this resource:

  • 4 graphic organizers to record observations about each genre: opinion, informational, narrative and poetry.
  • Teacher directions and ideas for implementing this strategy in your intermediate classroom

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Total Pages
7 pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, descriptive details, and clear event sequences.
Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas and information clearly.
Write opinion pieces on topics or texts, supporting a point of view with reasons and information.


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