Our school is in an urban area in central Virginia. We are very proud with the amount of diversity represented with our elementary school. Our students and teachers love books and make reading a special part of each day. Along with motivating our students to read books they enjoy, our teachers are always working to increase our students' academic achievements and social-emotional skills. We work very hard to build a trusting and loving relationship between our students and teachers. We are proud of our school community!
In order to become a good writer, people need to be able to read how good writers write. I have searched for multiple examples of mentor texts in the areas of narrative, expository, and persuasive writing. I have found great texts with accomplished writers such as Jane Yolen, Chris Van Allsburg, Margie Palatini, and Rob Sanders. The books span across different genres and writing styles.
Students need to be provided examples of great writing techniques in order to enhance their own writing.
The mentor texts will provide us the skills and strategies that published authors used to make their writing better. Students will then be able to use those same strategies in their own writing.
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