Introduce the 6 Traits

Introduce the 6 Traits

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Use Mentor Texts to Kick Off a New Unit

Use Mentor Texts to Kick Off a New Unit

When Kristina Smekens shares these ideas with teachers, the common question is How do I know what book to read? So here’s a list of her favorite mentor texts aligned with the appropriate genres (e.g., expository, letter writing, narrative, persuasive/opinion,...
Dissect Picture Books for Trait-Based Lessons

Dissect Picture Books for Trait-Based Lessons

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Reveal Good Writing Before Students Write

Reveal Good Writing Before Students Write

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