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.
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.
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