Mentor Texts: Teaching Writing Through Children’s Literature K – 6 by Lynne R. Dorfman and Rose Cappelli
If you believe that in order to become writers, children need to be exposed to excellent mentor texts, you will appreciate this resource. Written in a conversational style, the authors share strategies for teaching students to become real writers. With ideas for teaching students how to hook their readers, write about a moment in time, craft a memorable ending and more, this book is a treasure! The authors also thoughtfully included more than thirty pages of suggested book titles to use with the strategies in this book.
The Common Core Writing Book by Gretchen Owocki
One of the awesome teachers I worked with last year had a copy of The Common Core Writing Book by Gretchen Owocki. After reading the first chapter, I knew it was a resource I wanted to own. I highly recommend it if you are looking for the best guide for teaching writing using the Common Core State Standards. Written in an easy-to-read style and containing lesson ideas, graphic organizers, user-friendly standards checklists, lists of mentor texts, and record keeping pages for teachers, this practical guide is a must have for teachers who want to teach writing well. Post a reply if you have further questions or want to make a comment about this terrific resource!