Challenge your students with real-world mentor texts
With the push to incorporate more non-fiction texts and to improve the way students respond to writing prompts it is imperative that we find real world examples of non-fiction texts to engage them. By letting them choose topics that interest them and then analyzing the techniques used by the authors we can effectively bolster our students’ reading comprehension and writing skills simultaneously.
Use the included sheets to help your students examine full length memoir mentor texts in order to hone their analytical skills as well as identify writing traits they can use in their own writing.
These sheets include graphic organizers and reader response sheets. I have also included three versions of the initial assignment handout. One has a list of suggested memoirs that has some titles only appropriate for Juniors/Seniors or College Students. One has titles that are more appropriate for all high schoolers. The third doesn't list titles and allows you the most control. In this way the product can be used with a wide range of students!
Check Out These Related Products:
★ Non-Fiction Essays Independent Reading Project
★ Narrative Writing Unit
Would you like to get TPT credit to use on future purchases?
Just go to your My Purchases
page (you may need to login). Beside each purchase you'll see a Provide Feedback
button. Simply click it and you will be taken to a page where you can give a quick rating and leave a short comment for the product. Each time you give feedback, TPT gives you feedback credits that you use to lower the cost of your future purchases!
If you'd like to be the first to know about my new discounts, freebies and product launches:
Look for the green star
next to my store logo and click it to become a follower
. You will now receive email updates about this store.
Purchasing this gives you the rights to use this in your classroom. If you would like to share this with your team please purchase additional licenses at check out at a much reduced price.