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How do you create better writers in your middle school class? By using mentor texts written by successful authors! Students improve and hone their writing abilities with these 150 fiction and nonfiction texts—chapter books, picture books, YA novels—chosen by authors Culham, Blasingame, and Coutu. Each text is annotated and organized by trait, and to target instruction further, the traits are broken down into four key qualities. Each annotation explains what the book is about and why it’s a good model. There are even tips on how to find your own mentor texts! Twenty ready-to-use, literature-based lessons are included.
The Six Traits of Writing include:
©2010. English. Middle school. 8 x 11 inches. Softcover, 128 pages.