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·Using mentor sentences to teach grammar, literary devices, writing techniques, and much more. Ideas for the secondary English classroom with mentor texts.
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Free Email Etiquette Mentor Texts for ESL Learners
Free email etiquette mentor texts for ESL learners. Subscribe to the ESL in the Spotlight mailing list to gain access to our free resources library and download this practical resource. #emailetiquettementortexts #freebie #freeESLresources #writingskills #distancelearning #mentortexts #secondarylearners #ESL #teachingesllearners #VersatileTeacherToolkit #blog #ESlintheSpotlight
Mentor Texts and Sentences: Everything You Need to Know
Are you interested in using mentor texts in your English classroom? This comprehensive guide explains what mentor texts are, why and how to use them, and includes links to helpful resources. Click to read or pin for later! #itslitteaching #mentortexts #mentorsentences #highschoolenglish #secondaryela #teachingwriting
Considerations for Mentor Texts
It’s important for children to be familiar with a text and understand the gist before returning to it for strategy instruction. When you use a mentor text, students should have a general understanding of the text and its structure before you can expect them to dig deeper into strategy work. Read about 8 considerations you should make when using any mentor text within your reading instruction.
The Secret Ingredient? Mentor Texts
As a middle school teacher, I didn’t discover the power of mentor texts until a few years ago. I always thought that elementary teachers were known for using picture books or having kids write example sentences. I made the mistake early on in my career with the mindset that mentor texts were something used by elementary teachers only. I was wrong.
Mentor sentences: tried and true success!
Your upper elementary and middle school students will appreciate using mentor sentences to help them get started with writing. It's truly amazing to watch them play with author's opening lines, turning them into tools for themselves. Read my blog post to see how I use them with 6th graders. #mentorsentences #mentortexts #mentorquotes
Speech Writing and Memorial Design
Want a meaningful and engaging lesson for Veterans Day or Memorial Day? This English Language Arts lesson uses "The Gettysburg Address" as a mentor text as students design memorials and write dedication speeches honoring veterans and others who are worthy of remembrance. Lesson includes a virtual field trip, graphic organizers, and other helpful handouts. #highschoolenglish #veteransdaylesson #speechwriting
Argument Writing, Narrative Writing, Informational Writing DISTANCE LEARNING
Argument writing, narrative writing, and informative writing, the three Common Core writing types, are easy to teach using strong mentor texts and a step-by-step approach. This highly rated writing bundle includes everything you need to teach argumentative, narrative, and informative writing!
Bell Ringers ONE MONTH Text Based Mentor Sentences | Printable and Digital
Your Middle School students will learn about various English skills including punctuation, capitalization, adjectives, adverbs (word choice), and review some basic reading skills all with these perseverance themed bell ringers!This resource includes an original non-fiction text about Walt Disney. Supporting growth mindset, the topic of perseverance is perfect for the beginning of the year! #mentorsentences #grammar