As a teacher, creating engaging lessons is vital in keeping your students engaged and excited about learning. Using mentor texts that your students can connect to and are familiar with during reading, writing and other subject
Our standards are organized by
this made it easy to plan my author study
unit. Since I had to teach through historical, cultural, traditional, and
realistic fiction genres, I selected Patricia Polacco because her books were a
“good fit” for these genres plus, she is an amazing children’s author! genres so
We didn’t just read books to cover our author study; we put those books to use that made our reading and learning more meaningful and purposeful! Before you knew it, our classroom was covered with anchor charts labeled with genre specific information and text they could refer to for those genres. The author study was a great success!
How do you use mentor texts?