Writer's Block

Region 16 ESC

Mentor Texts You Can Use

It can be difficult to find the right mentor text for your class. Remember it can be an article, a picture book, or even a piece from a novel. Be creative in your texts and find what works for you. There isn't a set in stone list of mentor texts that must be used. Below are some sample you could use.

Updates and Other Useful Information

STAAR Writing in 4th and 7th:

Students in 4th and 7th grade will have some changes to their writing assessment this year. Both grades will be writing an expository essay and the number of multiple choice questions will be shortened. The STAAR Writing Assessment will take place on one day instead of two during a 4 hour time period.

Upcoming Training Opportunities:

Teaching Expository and Persuasive Texts (6-12)
Write for Texas: teaching expository and persuasive texts in all content areas.This professional development will provide practical strategies for applications of formal writing in all content areas. Participants will look at developing clear and meaningful content area writing tasks. This would be a great opportunity to collaborate with other content teachers. Session ID: 538736