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Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Write About It Wednesday: Narrative Mentor Texts

It's time for another amazing Write About It Wednesday!

This week's topic is...

Mentor Texts for Teaching Narrative Writing

Can you imagine teaching writing without using them??

So this week, we've decided to highlight some of our favorite mentor texts and share what lesson topics we use them for!

Wilfred Gordon McDonald Partridge by Mem Fox
  • Small Moments 
  • Characters

Tough Boris by Mem Fox

  • Words that Paint a Picture
  • Characters

The Relatives Came by Cynthia Rylant
  • Interesting Opening
  • Small Moments
  • Description

Thundercake by Patricia Polacco
  • Interesting Opening
  • Setting
  • Word Choice

Dogzilla by Dav Pilkey
  • Voice {I read this book without showing pictures to my students first}
  • Sequencing

The Pain and The Great One by Judy Blume
  • Point of View/Perspective
  • Characters
Do you know and love any of these books? We'd love to hear about it!

And don't forget about the gigantic, even-more-amazing TpT Sale happening right now!

If you've still got some teaching to do this year, better snag some of your favorite goodies!

I hope you found this idea helpful! Link up with us and share your favorite mentor texts for narrative writing!

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Thanks for playing along! Don’t forget to check out Kate's post on the same topic!


  1. Do you know I've never read any of those books? How is that possible? They all look so good!


  2. I love your blog! And I love Tough Boris! Laura


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