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My mentor teacher uses this book to teach non-fiction writing. His 6th grade crafted letters of inquiry and letters on complaint to real life companies and organizations & then sent them out. They are waiting to see if the companies reply. The kids loved it and are anxiously awaiting! Brilliant

My elementary school used this, and a few teachers in middle school used it. GREAT book to teach non-fiction writing.

this post walks you through step by step how to do mentor sentences with a video, too!

Step-by-Step: The Why and How of Mentor Sentences

The Why And How Of Mentor Sentences. Mentor Sentences are the only way I have successfully taught grammar and made a class of excellent writers!

Reading Response Journal Rubric and Expectations- Brilliant!

Reading Response Journal Rubric and Expectations. I'm not a fan of the rubric (I like a 5 point scale) but I love the questions.

STEAL characterization...I pull Lucy Calkins, Peter Reynolds and STEAL together...my kids love to create their characters!

I pull Lucy Calkins, Peter Reynolds and STEAL together.my kids love to create their characters!

FREE Writing Prompts with Themed Paper! What the Teacher Wants!: The wonderful world of writing!

FREE Writing Prompts with Themed Paper & rubric! What the Teacher Wants!: The wonderful world of writing!

Chart introducing the story mountain to fourth graders.

Plotting Short Fiction

I remember doing this in 7th grade! So much fun. A great way to teach process and steps. Make connections! Have kids write how to make a PBJ sandwich, then demonstrate exactly how they wrote the directions.

How to make a PBJ sandwich I remember doing this in grade! A great way to teach process and steps. Make connections! Have kids write how to make a PBJ sandwich, then demonstrate exactly how they wrote the directions.

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