Mentor Texts Activities for Teaching Writing Concrete Details Transitions

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6th - 10th, Homeschool
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Help your students become better writers with mentor texts. They provide examples and strategies you can use all year to help your students understand and analyze what good writing is -- and practice it in their own writing.

This resource includes a mentor text with analysis activities to help students understand four important writing components:

  • concrete details
  • precise language
  • transitions
  • sentence structure variety

Students will then practice applying these concepts to their own writing products.

This is what you'll get:

  • a mentor text
  • analysis of concrete details, precise language, transitions, sentence variety
  • student practice in applying what they've learned to their own writing
  • final writing assessment
  • four focus posters to direct learning
  • rubric
  • answer key

Please see the preview for all the "goodies"!

This lesson is perfect for bell work, writing centers, and writing workshop. Once students have analyzed this text, they will be able to refer to it for future writing assignments.


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Total Pages
20 pages
Answer Key
Included with rubric
Teaching Duration
2 Weeks
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