I am excited to be linking up with Carla (and Emily) from The Reading Tutor/OG. It is Mentor Monday.
This week it is all about mentor text to support writing. This is totally, completely, EXACTLY what Maria does (all...day...long) in her writing class. She really helps our firsties to analyze the writer's craft. She uses author studies to teach writing. And it is pretty amazing to watch. Here are some examples:
Author study of Mo Willems to teach narrative writing