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3 Tips for Using Literature as Mentor Texts

"When it comes to writing and mentor text study in a literature intensive course, I rely on a few tricks of the mentor-text trade that encourage students to deliberately craft their writing, not just get words on the page in the allotted time. The best way I know how to do that is to the use the literature itself as our mentor texts." Here are 3 tips for using the literature you're already studying to guide your writers. @ncte #nctevillage

By karlahilliard, ago
Analysis

Metaphorically Speaking

Me: “Today we are going to talk about poetry! Who’s excited?” Every class I’ve ever had: *crickets* I’m not sure about your students, but mine don’t love poetry.  A few years ago, when we switched to the standards which shall not be named and our focus shifted to informational text, Read more…

By Toni Poling, ago