#TCRWP: Day 3 Information Mentor Texts

Mentor Text for Writing Workshop Informational Writing

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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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