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Great mentor book to use for Writer's and Reader's Workshop mini lessons.

The Rain Stomper by Addie Boswell {I just discovered this book today. It's great and is full of sound words and vivid word choice. It would be a really great mentor text for writing workshop in any primary grade.}

This book is hilarious, and such a great mentor text for Story Workshop--are there certain materials that have a voice of their own? What material is best for telling the story you want to tell?

Roller Coaster is a great mentor text to use for the traits of organization and sentence fluency.

Robert Munsch's books are hilarious and perfect for reading aloud. They are also great mentor texts for teaching onomatopeia and conventions of writing.

Listen to the Rain - could be a great mentor text for author word choice and fresh language.

Great mentor text for teaching voice in writing or just a fun and witty read aloud! My new favorite!!

Great mentor text option for teaching how to write "how-to" books!!

Six Traits of Writing for Stick People - show this before teaching about the traits

Lots of genre powerpoints for writing - pocedure, explanation, persuasive, report, narrative, recount

Memorable endings for their conclusions: Fourth Grade Freebies from the High-Tech Teacher: Literacy

Just the Facts: Writing Your Own Research Report AWESOME book for teaching research writing. It is certainly more appropriate for upper elementary and middle school - but all together a wonderful resource with great pictures to use when first teaching research writing!