I’ve blogged about mentor texts a great deal since we started Two Writing Teachers in 2007. I learned a lot about the way students use mentor texts after spending a year researching this when I was in grad school at Teachers College. As a result, I recently had an article, entitled “Using Mentor Texts to Differentiate for Young Writers,” published in Statement, which is the Colorado Language Arts Society‘s Journal. Mike Wenk, the Editor of Statement, gave me permission to scan and share the article in this forum. Hence, the article follows for you to read, if you’re interested, below.
Published by Stacey Shubitz
I am a literacy consultant who focuses on writing workshop. I've been working with K-6 teachers and students since 2009. Prior to that, I was a fourth and fifth-grade teacher in New York City and Rhode Island. I'm the author of Craft Moves (Stenhouse Publishers, 2016) and the co-author of Jump Into Writing (Zaner-Bloser, 2021), Welcome to Writing Workshop (Stenhouse Publishers, 2019), and Day By Day (Stenhouse, 2010). I live in Central Pennsylvania with my husband and children. In my free time, I enjoy swimming, doing Pilates, cooking, baking, making ice cream, and reading novels. View all posts by Stacey Shubitz