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Katie Wood Ray - This book has some really wonderful tips for getting started using mentor texts in the classroom and using Inquiry in writing. Such wonderful information!


10 picture books that are great mentor texts for Writing Workshop via Wonder Teacher.

Great mentor text for informational writing units. "What have you read that is like what you are trying to write?" Katie Wood Ray

Personal narrative mentor text

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Bedhead-Writing Workshop Mentor Text

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Red is Best

Red is Best by Kathy Stinson. Great mentor text for opinion writing.

I Can Write Like That!: A Guide to Mentor Texts and Craft Studies for Writers' Workshop, K-6

Great mentor text option for teaching how to write "how-to" books!!


Katie Wood Ray really is the go-to girl when it comes to primary writing workshop. Her ideas in this are GREAT (but it requires time to read because it needs to be digested).