Mentor Texts: Teaching Writing Through Children's Literature, K-6
- Number of Pages: 328
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- English (Original Language)
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How do children's book authors create the wonder that we feel when reading our favorite books? What can students and teachers learn from these authors and books if we let them serve as writing mentors? In Mentor Texts, Lynne Dorfman and Rose Cappelli show teachers the way to help students turn into confident, accomplished writers, utilizing literature as their foundation.
Rose and Lynne write inside a friendly and conversational style, employing numerous anecdotes to assist teachers visualize the process, and offer you strategies that may possibly be immediately implemented inside the classroom. Reflection is emphasized as a important component to understanding why mentor authors chose certain strategies, literary devices, sentence structures, and words. Every single Your Turn lesson is built about the gradual release of responsibility model, providing suggestions for demonstrations and shared or guided writing.
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