Mentor text provides students with a framework for understanding an unfamiliar genre. Some picture books make for ideal exemplars when introducing a new writing unit. Teachers can utilize the example to highlight the genre’s unique form, facets, and purposes.
Download a list of Kristina’s favorite mentor texts aligned with compare-contrast, how-to, cause-effect, letter writing, narrative writing, persuasive writing, and other writing genres. NOTE: Page 3 of this download includes titles suggested for the developmental stages of writing that primary teachers target would target including drawing, labeling, listing.
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|Grade levels||Kindergarten, 1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade, 9th Grade, 10th Grade, 11th Grade, 12th Grade|
|Resource types||Lesson plans (individual), Lesson plans (unit)|
|Is editable content included?||No|
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