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We all know that students need to become more comfortable reading and writing non-fiction. Last fall, I did a post on 10 of my favorite fiction picture book writing mentor texts. For this post, I’m focusing on some non-fiction mentor texts–with a bent toward history, specifically American history, as it relates to Virginia history. Why? […]
Moonshot: The Flight of Apollo 11 By Brian Floca Atheneum, 2009 This narrative nonfiction text tells the story of the Apollo 11 mission from Earth to the moon and back again. It is a very poetic but very informative text of this landmark event in history. It’s not only beautifully illustrated, but the language […]
If you follow this blog, you know that I spend a lot of time talking about using mentor texts to teach young people how to write. But really, it will work for us “old” writers as well. Mentor Text for Writers Webinar Last week, I did a webinar on how to use mentor texts to […]
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