Using the Preamble as a mentor sentence can provide further analysis of the concepts and principles it sets forth. Students will reread the Preamble, then fill in a sentence frame to construct a Preamble for a Constitution for their specific schools.
Mentor texts help students learn how to read like writers and write like readers- yes, even in the early years! Ideas By Jivey talks about the importance of mentor texts in kindergarten, first grade, and second grade, and gives some freebies to try!
Informational Mentor Text List (for every Grade CCSS). This would be good to combine with the Common Core ELA Appendix that provides a list of mentor texts representative of desired grade-level writing achievement/focus.