Day by Day: Mentors Cycle 3, Day 2

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Mentors Cycle 3: Published Authors as Mentors

Day 2: Shopping for ideas

Challenge: Using a mentor text, make a list of all the possible ways it could act as a mentor. Consider all parts of the writing process when making your list. Keep this list handy when conferring or planning lessons so you are able to model for students the power of using a mentor text throughout the writing process.

What are your students’ attitudes about using a mentor text?

What makes them willing to turn to the mentor text for help?

Do your students view the mentor text as a support throughout the writing process?

Why or why not?

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