Narrative Writing -Mentor Texts 3-5

Students need to read text created by professional authors

Keys for Mentor Text

Connect to the students' lives

Provide an example of excellence in structure, craft, and nuances of writing

Represent Wide variety of genres

Choosing Text

Mentor Text should =Trust, frequent interaction, non-threatening instances for modeling and teaching opportunities for productive struggle.

MENTOR TEXT SUGGESTIONS

3-5

WOLF! - VOICE/USING DETAILS IN WRITING

WOLVES - VOICE IN NON/FICTION


K-2

Arnie the Doughnut Dog - Voice/Persuasive Writing/Creative narrative

I'LL FIX ANTHONY-


Any Grade

PIGGIE PIE - Humor, cultural references/Voice


Don't forget to check the leveled library for more options!

Mentor Texts in the Writing Workshop