Writing Mini-Lessons


Found Poems

I had never heard of “found poetry” until I read about it a few years ago in Mentor Texts: Teaching

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Apostrophe Detectives

Writing Trait/Strategy:Writing conventions Mentor Text Suggestions:Alphie the Apostrophe by Moira Rose DonohueThe Girl’s Like Spaghetti by Lynne TrussGreedy Apostrophe by

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Mentor Texts

Be Specific

Mentor Text Suggestions:Beach by Elisha CooperBig Mama’s by Donald CrewsOutside, Inside by Carolyn CrimiIn the Tall, Tall Grass by Denise

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Mentor Texts

Paint a Picture

Writing Trait/Strategy:Word Choice; Sentence Fluency Mentor Text Suggestions:Come On, Rain! by Karen HesseThe Storm Book by Charlotte ZolotowTwilight Comes Twice

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Mentor Texts

Show, Don’t Tell

Writing Trait/Strategy:Ways with words; creating mind pictures for the reader Mentor Text Suggestions:Night Noises by Mem FoxWidget by Lyn Rossiter

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