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Nonfiction Mentor Texts: Teaching Informational Writing Through Children's Literature, K-8

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In their first book, Mentor Texts, Lynne Dorfman and Rose Cappelli demonstrated how teachers can use children’s literature to guide and inspire student writers of narrative fiction and poetry. Now, they have turned their focus to nonfiction, identifying a wide range of mentor texts and showing how these models illustrate the key features of good writing.

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Paperback, 304 pages
Published March 11th 2009 by Stenhouse Publishers (first published January 1st 2009)
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This books has some great ideas and I love the mini-lesson format that they use. I definitely can use this to create many lessons. However, since I am focused on informational writing and research, not everything was applicable for me.
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Lynne Dorfman is a writing extension teacher for the Upper Moreland School District where she has taught for 30 years. She serves the Pennsylvania Writing and Literature Project as a Co-director and develops graduate courses in writing, writing/reading connections, and assessment for the Project through West Chester University. Lynne has a B.A. in Elementary Education from Beaver College, an M.A. ...more
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