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Mentor Texts for Writing Introductions

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Writing introductions can be tricky. Mentor texts give students real examples of how writers craft an intro. Seven different examples with opportunities for students to practice specific techniques. Perfect for writer's workshop and mini lessons. Read, analyze, and practice.

This resource includes seven different mentor texts with analysis questions and opportunities for students to practice the technique with their own writing.

This resource contains:
► writing prompt to create a "working" document to practice with
► seven mentor texts (all in the public domain. Mark Twain, Charles Dickens, Herman Melville, Lewis Carroll, U.S. Constitution, Richard Hamblyn)
► analysis questions for each text passage - focusing on writing technique
► opportunities to practice revising their own writing to use the technique analyzed
► final writing assessment
► self-assessment
► rubric
► poster with seven introductory techniques
► answer key

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

Mentor texts range in difficulty - helpful in differentiating.
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25
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Teaching Duration
2 Weeks
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