Short Mentor Texts and Sentences for Secondary Writing

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7th - 12th, Homeschool
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Showing, not telling, is important not only for effective writing, but also for effective writing instruction. Mentor sentences and texts are perfect for this, as they provide exemplars that students can use to examine author craft. Once they identify what good writers do, they will imitate the techniques in their own writing.

Distance Options: Updated for use via Google Drive

In this zip file, you will find teacher tips for planning and organizing, as well as short mentor texts for examining:

-sentence types and sentence structure, as well as other elements of good writing

-the elements of effective descriptive and narrative writing

-the elements of effective expository and opinion writing

-answer keys for each exercise

This product is designed to match the exercises in my WRITER'S NOTEBOOK, but can be used on their own for any writing instruction that you do.

Want to bundle up and save some money? The Mentor Texts are available in my Writer's Workshop Bundle.

** One of the best places to find mentor passages is in your students' novels: this product can help you teach skills and standards during independent reading: Activities for Independent Reading (it's also in the workshop bundle).

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Variety in Sentence Structure, Length & Openings

Awkward Wording: Help your students write strong sentences

Descriptive Writing: Avoiding Cliches

Writing Prompts for Stamina & Skills

Essay Revision Learning Stations

Writer's Workshop Stations

Grammar Learning Stations Bundle

Narrative Writing Stations

Halloween Creative Writing Learning Stations

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