Using Mentor Texts to Teach Writing with the Traits: Middle School

Using Mentor Texts to Teach Writing with the Traits: Middle School

Becoming a better writer begins with reading well-written books and trying what their authors do successfully. So why not help middle schoolers improve their writing by exposing them to mentor texts written just for them? Culham, Blasingame, and Coutu have selected 150 fiction and nonfiction books by master writers, annotated them, and organized them by trait. Each annotation explains what the book is about and why it's a good model. Twenty ready-to-use, literature-based lessons are also included.

  • Format: Paperback | 128 pages
  • Dimensions: 208 x 272 x 8mm | 318g
  • Publication date: 01 Nov 2010
  • Publisher: Scholastic Teaching Resources
  • Publication City/Country: New York, United States
  • Language: English
  • Edition: Annotated
  • Edition Statement: Annotated edition
  • Illustrations note: Halftones, black and white
  • ISBN10: 0545138434
  • ISBN13: 9780545138437
  • Bestsellers rank: 210,904

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