Mentor Text for Writing Workshop Informational Writing
This week I have been studying Information Writing at Teachers College June 2014 Advanced Writing institute. It’s something I like but sometimes my own informational writing works and other times it seems to fall into the completely boring column. I believe that many teachers need help to increase both the quality and the volume of information writing across the curriculum and the day for ALL students.
I was quite pleased to attend Alexis Czeterko’s (@AlexisCzeterko ) Closing Workshop “Five Mentor Texts for Information Writing – and Ways to Use Them with Power” on Wednesday afternoon. Alexis began with several personal stories including cookbooks and her mother-in-law and a writing elective when she was ten, but you’ll have to check the twitter feed for further details. (This is not a complete recap of the closing but it will give you the general flavor.)
When we study mentor text, we…
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