Mentor Texts

Mentor Texts Professional Development PPT

Mentor Texts are an essential component to our daily literacy instruction.  The following mentor text planner can be used to explicitly plan instruction and track teaching points with individual mentor texts.

          Mentor Text Planner

          Sample Mentor Text Planner: Owl Moon by Jane Yolen

Mentor Text Video Examples

The following lesson shows the use of a mentor text during word study in Heidi Wegner's 3rd grade class.  The text, Owl Moon, by Jane Yolen was used during Writer's Workshop in a personal narrative unit of study.  This mentor text is revisited again during word study to show how past tense verbs are formed by adding -ed.    

 

The following lesson shows the use of a mentor text in Melissa Fiamonicini's 1st grade class as she team-teaches with Alyssa Ottow, ELL Interventionist.  The text is used as a mentor for teaching the convention of capitalization.