Mentor Texts, Second Edition
Teaching Writing Through Children’s Literature, K-6
It’s been a decade since Lynne Dorfman and Rose Cappelli wrote the first edition of Mentor Texts and helped teachers across the US make the most of high-quality children’s literature in their writing instruction. In the second edition of this important book, Lynne and Rose show teachers how to help student become confident, accomplished writers by using literature as their foundation.
The second edition includes brand-new “Your Turn Lessons”, built around the gradual release of responsibility model, offering suggestions for demonstrations and shared or guided writing. Reflection is emphasised as a necessary component to understanding why mentor authors chose certain strategies, literacy devices, sentence structures and words.
Lynne and Rose offer new children’s books titles in each chapter and in a carefully curated and annotated Treasure Chest. At the end of each chapter, a “Think About It–Talk About It–Write About It” section invites reflection and conversation with colleagues.
The book is organised around the characteristics of good writing – focus, content, organisation, style and conventions. Rose and Lynne write in a friendly and conversational style, employing numerous anecdotes to help teachers visualise the process and offer strategies that can be immediately implemented in the classroom. This practical resource demonstrates the power of learning to read like writers.
|Publish date||2018-11-12 00:00:00|
|Partner Name||Stenhouse Publishers|
|Key Learning Area||English|