My students come from a small, rural community. Our school is K-2 building where 76% of the students receive free or reduced price lunch. Despite any challenges my kiddos face, each and every one of them strive to be the best second-grader they can be each day. Our district's resources are very limited to textbook purchases; therefore not much is left to be spent extra support in the classroom.
Having a mentor text in hand as we create our own stories is a huge benefit!
My students not only need support from me as their teacher but could benefit from mentor texts as they begin writing their own stories. Authors sometimes get their ideas from other authors. These texts will allow my students to see how other authors write and tell their stories.
Having these mentor texts will help my students be able to take their writing to the next level. They will be able to read each story and have a true discussion about the story and the author's craft. The students will be able to draw from these books and learn how other authors put together the beginning, middle, and the end of a story.
These mentor texts will help my students develop into more fluent writers.
Not only will these book help to develop their writing skills but will also support their reading abilities. These books will help my students with both reading and writing!
This project will also help me as a teacher broaden my resources and help my students become lifelong readers and writers. These skills will stay with them for the rest of their lives.
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