Great way to teach finding evidence from the text. After reading a book together as a class come up with an argument (ex. Julius is the Baby of the World) and have each class member look through the text to find and cite statements that support this argument. Then go through them as a class and talk about which statements supported the argument and which didn't.
Reading and examining mentor texts with students is a powerful strategy for teaching writing. Just about any book can serve as a mentor text, depending upon what your students� skills are and what you want them to learn about writing! Here are some strategies for working with mentor texts: 1. Before you bring a book into your �