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Grammar matters: Lessons, tips, & conversations using mentor texts, K-6. (2014). by Lynne Dorfman and Diane Dougherty.

Grammar matters: Lessons, tips, & conversations using mentor texts, by Lynne Dorfman and Diane Dougherty.

The Writing Thief

The Writing Thief

Food Chain Mentor Text- great science lesson!

I am here to share a fabulous Science Mentor Text with you! It's all about Food Chains and Food Webs!

"Humanity and warmth are the cornerstones of quality nonfiction writing. But how can students create them in genres that at first seem more informational than intimate? In Finding the Heart of Nonfiction, Georgia Heard shows how mentor texts can help students read for seven essential craft tools and then use them to create inviting nonfiction that keeps readers' interest."

Finding the Heart of Nonfiction: Teaching 7 Essential Craft Tools with Mentor Texts Finding the Heart of Nonfiction Teaching 7 Essential Craft Tools with Mentor Texts

Amazon.com: Mentor Texts: Teaching Writing Through Children's Literature, K-6 (9781571104335): Lynne R. Dorfman, Rose Cappelli: Books

Amazon.com: Mentor Texts: Teaching Writing Through Children's Literature, K-6 (9781571104335): Lynne R. Dorfman, Rose Cappelli: Books

Good Grammar makes it easy to improve your students’ written and spoken expression by focusing on grammatical accuracy and meaning. Read More →

Good Grammar makes it easy to improve your students’ written and spoken expression by focusing on grammatical accuracy and meaning. Read More →

this post walks you through step by step how to do mentor sentences with a video, too!

Step-by-Step: The Why and How of Mentor Sentences

Using Literature to Enhance Writing Instruction: A Guide for K-5 Teachers. Model traits lessons, suggested literature, and sample rubrics are all in this one resource.

Using Literature to Enhance Writing Instruction: A Guide for Teachers. Model traits lessons, suggested literature, and sample rubrics are all in this one resource.

Grammar-Things you were taught at school that are wrong - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Things you were taught at school that are wrong

What if you were told your teachers were wrong and there are lots of so-called grammar rules that we've probably been getting wrong in our English classrooms for years?

Sentences, Spelling, Grammar, Staging, Charts, Role Play, Frases, Graphics

Prefixes, Suffixes and a FREEBIE! - Simply Skilled in Second

Prefixes, Suffixes and a FREEBIE

Linking verbs can be tricky! Lots of practice pages and easy to follow tips for students. Great linking verb grammar resource for upper elementary, grades 4, 5, 6

Powers of 10 Math Face Off 5.NBT.2

Linking verbs can be tricky! Lots of practice pages and easy to follow tips for students. Great linking verb grammar resource for upper elementary, grades 4, 5, 6

Jeff Anderson - writeguy.net

Getting Started With Mentor Sentences

Writing instruction guru Jeff Anderson's ideas and resources for teaching writing for middle school and ELL students.

Grammar Tips: When Do You Capitalize a Noun?

A common noun is “the generic name of one item in a class or group” that should not be capitalized unless it appears as a title or starts a sentence.

NAP - Minimum standards - grammar and punctuation

NAP - Minimum standards - grammar and punctuation

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