Denise Trainor
Denise Trainor
Denise Trainor

Denise Trainor

beginning of the year for writing workshop The Book of Bad Ideas by Laura Huliska-Beith,

after much deliberation i have finally decided on the color scheme for my new house!! (all behr paint colors)

Haha I totally drew something like this when I was teaching 4 th grade this one looks a lot better than mine!

Ship Shape First Grade: The May Packet (and FREEBIES!)

Excellent compilation of mentor texts for teaching writing! A Literate Life - Mentor Texts

WritingFix: a Mentor Text Suggestion for Narrative & Memoir Writing

A list of texts to support writing workshop. Many I have (and love) but some I must buy!

Mentor texts to launch writer's workshop at the beginning of the school year. via One Extra Degree.

good for 3rd grade; transition words

How-To book...perfect for How-To writing unit!

I love this book! I have used it for the last two years when beginning my Poetry genre study.

This text is a terrific mentor text for teaching opinion writing. We love how there is evidence to support different points of view and in the end the characters consider changing their opinions. A big thanks to Deb Brady for telling us about this book!ages

This is my favorite book!! Can't wait to add this lesson! WritingFix: an original persuasive writing assignment from Northern Nevada!

My new favorite book... Use as mentor text for writing narratives and small moments

Funky First Grade Fun: Mentor Text Monday (#1 Literacy Mentor Texts)

A guide to engaging children's books as exemplary models for writing. Students listen to a well-written story, identify the author's craft, and write from that model.

Book to use for teaching "small moment" personal narrative writing

One of my favorite mentor text for generating ideas in our writer's notebooks.

picture books for mentor texts - word choice

This list gives picture book titles you can use to teach specific reading skills like inference, main idea, context clues, and summary to name a fe...