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Mentor texts work well in writing workshop! Use mentor texts 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
♥ sentence structure variety
Students will then practice applying these concepts to their own writing products.
This resource contains:
► a mentor text (public domain -- "The Laughter of the Brook" three-paragraph descriptive narrative about a walk in the redwood forest)
► 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
► 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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