I am obsessed with soooooo many of this fabulous teacher’s ideas and cannot wait to try some of them in upcoming writing workshops and presentations about my literature inspirations, mentor texts, and more. LOVE. ❤️❤️❤️
We are well on our way into our informational writing project. I explained with our first work with informational writing, I wanted to make sure to find ways to give more power over to my students as we began one of our final writing projects of the school year. When we were working on our wonder writing, I saw the power of asking students to choose and analyze and learn from their own mentor texts. For so long, I have seen the power of mentor texts to turn children into better writers. But, only recently, have I begun to realize that if I really want to teach my students to become lifelong writers, then I need to teach them how to learn from the writers they are surrounded by in their lives.
This means that instead of choosing all of the mentor texts for my students, I needed to do…
View original post 1,312 more words