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 country 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 students become confident, accomplished writers by using literature as their foundation.

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It’s been a decade since Lynne Dorfman and Rose Cappelli wrote the first edition of Mentor Texts and helped teachers across the country 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 students become confident, accomplished writers by using literature as their foundation.

The second edition includes brand-new “Your Turn Lessons,” built around the gradual rele...read more

Mentor Texts will raise your awareness of the choices and moves authors make, and invite purposeful planning and revision that will bring out the best in any piece of writing . . . A must-have book for every writing teacher!

Paula Bourque

Author of Close Writing

About the Author(s)

Lynne, a native of Philadelphia, received her bachelor's and master's degrees in elementary education, her supervisory certificate in elementary education, her reading specialist certificate from LaSalle University, and her educational leadership doctorate degree from Immaculata University.

Rose comes from a family of musicians and teachers, both of which have greatly influenced her life. A volunteer job in high school led her to pursue work with hearing and language impaired children.

Table of Contents

  • Foreword by Linda Hoyt
  • Acknowledgments
  • Introduction to the Second Edition
  • Chapter 1: Reinventing the Writer with Mentor Texts
  • Chapter 2: Digging for Treasure: Discovering Personal Stories by Connecting with Literature
  • Chapter 3: What Are You Really Writing About? Discovering the Inside Story
  • Chapter 4: When Writers Use a Magnifying Lens
  • Chapter 5: Growing a Narrative from Beginning to End
  • Chapter 6: Using Scaffolds to Organize Texts
  • Chapter 7: Poetry: Everybody Can Be a Writer
  • Chapter 8: Choice, Voice, and All That Jazz
  • Chapter 9: Walk Around in the Author's Syntax
  • Chapter 10: A Treasure Chest of Books

 

 

Product Details

Grade Range: K-6
Media: 382 pp/paper
Available: 05/03/2017
Item No: WEB-1131
ISBN: 978-1-62531-131-3
Hashtag: #MentorTextsBook

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