Mentor Monday-Using Mentor Texts for Writing Ideas
I am excited to join this linky party sponsored by The Reading Tutor - OG. I use mentor texts in my classroom often because they are so helpful in spurring kids's imaginations and for giving them a platform to launch their writing from.
The kids in my second grade class LOVE this book by Remy Charlip. It is hilarious to read and a great text to use to inspire some fun writing projects.
I love to set this up as a whole class project in a shared writing book. I put enough papers in a duotang so everyone has a page then they can get it during Daily Five and read over what has already been done and add their own twist. Because this is a very short piece of writing when it is done this way even reluctant writers are willing to contribute and the resulting book is in high demand as a choice during Read to Self.
This book is a favorite of my students too! I never thought of using it as a mentor text until now, but it has such an easy format to follow that even the most reluctant writers would participate. What an excellent suggestion!ReplyDelete
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