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Using Mentor Texts to Empower Student Authors. Like many schools, we are now using the Danielson Framework for Teaching to advance teaching and learning at my school. Grounded in a constructivist approach, we are striving for high levels of intellectual engagement among our students based on student-initiated inquiry. This is a mouthful of Danielson-speak (specifically addressing 3c, if you were wondering,) for a teacher-as-facilitator, student-centered classroom.

Using Mentor Texts to Empower Student Authors

Using mentor text to empower student writers - Anchor charts, printable charts for students to use during peer edits - Scholastic

Literacy & Math Ideas: Argument Writing/Opinion Writing

Argument essay gre tips forum Wondering how to ace the Argument essay GRE task? We break down what's required for a perfect scoring response and offer our best GRE argument essay tips.

Using Mentor Texts to Empower Student Authors | Scholastic.com  (great list of mentor texts for teaching leads)

Using Mentor Texts to Empower Student Authors

Ideas for Writing Workshop with Common Core. Use books as writing mentors.

Opinion Writing Launch Lesson- boy did we have fun today!

Shared Writing: This is another good anchor chart that can be made between the teacher and students. It represents what an opinion piece looks like.

Mentor Monday 3/24/2014-Mentor Texts for Memoirs - Teaching MOMster

Mentor Monday 3/24/2014-Mentor Texts for Memoirs

Revisiting Mentor Sentences!

Very good demonstration of Mentor Sentences Notebook- like the idea of collecting mentor sentences or even paragraphs!

A WHOLE unit on writing personal narratives in the elementary classroom!  The lessons even include suggested mentor texts.  The best part...it is all FREE!  This will be a wonderful addition to my writing workshop.

Personal Narratives

grade A WHOLE unit on writing personal narratives in the elementary classroom! The lessons even include suggested mentor texts.it is all FREE! This will be a wonderful addition to my writing workshop.

Nonfiction response ideas

10 Nonfiction Activity Ideas for Kids -- These would be great to put into a menu choice board for nonfiction book reports.

Here are the rubrics, checklists, and mentor texts my students use during a Common Core State Standards aligned personal narrative unit.

Always Write: "Mentor Texts" are a Powerful Tool When Designing Writing Lessons

A mentor text is a published piece of writing a teacher uses during a writing lesson to either a) teach a writing skill or to b) motivate the students to want to write something creatively similar.

How to write a persuasive essay. Simple enough to follow but still leaves room for creativity

Persuasive Writing - love this written, as it applies to modern and traditional! (Could make adjustments to use this for opinion/argument writing ie. state a claim, not convince)

Graphic Organizer for Opinion Writing Anchor Chart

Assignment Writing services from Essay Bureau available at low cost for students that helps them to complete their assignment easily.

FIRST GRADE WRITING UNITS OF STUDY {SUPPORTS THE COMMON CORE} - TeachersPayTeachers.com

First Grade Writing Units of Study {Supports the Common Core}

Sample page from "First Grade Writing Units of Study" {Mentor Text Suggestions} Personal Narrative

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