What are mentor texts? And how should I use them to help students improve their writing?

By Reading Universe Last updated 2024/05/24


Joan Sedita, founder of Keys to Literacy, talks about how using “mentor texts” — short pieces of literature students can read and reread for specific learning purposes — can help students become better writers.

Curriculum Connection

D1. Developing Ideas and Organizing Content D2. Creating Texts D3. Publishing, Presenting, and Reflecting
Using mentor text supports students in organizing ideas, creating texts, and refining their writing (Strand D).
Grade(s): K 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
Topic(s): Writing
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