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Mentor Text Lesson Plans Page

Mentor Text Links

Writing Fix

A great website for mentor text resources and writing lesson plans.

Teach Mentor Texts

A website that suggests books to use as mentor texts along with what reading and writing strategies can be paired with the the book.

Scholastic’s Book Lists for 6+1 Writing Traits

Jennifer Jacobson’s Mentor Text List

A chart denoting mentor texts and what writing skills can be taught from each book.

Rob Sanders’ Picture This Blog

Rob Sanders is a teacher of writing and a writer of picture books. He often posts about using mentor texts to teach writing.

Corbett Harrison’s Mentor Text Homepage 

Corbett Harrison is affiliated with Writing Fix, but he has a page dedicated to Mentor Texts.

Mentor Text Resource Book Recommendations

Mentor Texts by Dorfman and Capelli

Nonfiction Mentor Texts by Dorfman and Capelli

I Can Write Like That! A Guide to Mentor Texts and Craft Studies for Writer’s Workshop, K-6 by Ehmann and Gayer

Books that Teach Kids to Write by Saccardi

Finding the Heart of Nonfiction by Georgia Heard