Sunday, July 22, 2012

HELP! Mentor Texts for Writing?

I've been given the opportunity to order some picture books on the fly.  I need some suggestions for mentor texts to use for writing or math lessons (Grade Level 2-6).  Please comment below on books that you have used and lessons you have taught.  If you're a blogger and have a post on a lesson you think I'd love, link it up in the comments...pretty please.  Thanks in advance!  :)


  1. Have you checked out
    They have books that are bundled together.

    I hope that helps.
    Little Treasures

    1. I haven't ever been there! What a great resource! Thanks! :)

  2. I love the lessons over at check them out-they have a whole section on mentor texts. Let us know what you ordered

  3. One book that I completely love and have used for several years in 5th grade is Mechanically Inclined by Jeff Anderson. He has great ideas for mini-lessons to use during your Writer's Workshop time.


  4. I also love Mechanically Inclined and One book though in particular that I love to use for Writing is Owl Moon. It is really a great book to use for figurative language, but it has many other uses. The Twits by Roald Dahl is another book great to use for descriptive or comical writing.

  5. is the most incredible resource for writing lessons based on books!

  6. As a 5th grade teacher too, I am lovin' your site! :) Mentor texts were a bear for me too and after a LOT of searching, this is by far the best source I've found. It not only has mentor texts, but they are divided into each individual trait and device. It's amazing. It's tricky to give out if I'm not emailing it as a document attachment (I'd be happy to send it if you like), but here's what I did. I googled "story mountain mentor texts" and it's the first result I get from a base site, The first result links you directly to the word document :) I hope it works for you!