Using Mentor Texts for Craft Moves

Many years ago, I interned at Nancie Atwell's school then the following summer attended my first of many summer institutes at the Reading and Writing Project at Teachers College where I was mentored by Lucy Calkins and her incredible group of staff developers. When I returned to my school, I removed all of the teacher guides from textbook publishers and rolled in a treasure trove of mentor texts. Over the years I gathered and am still gathering a plethora of texts. Many of those texts are presented here and new texts are added all of the time. 

Check out my blog page with extended lesson details for mentor texts!