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Shiloh Hills Elementary Library: Writing Mentor Texts

Miss Marissa Loeb Librarian/Teacher

Note to Teachers

Below are just a few examples of exemplary mentor texts for teaching writing and literary devices.  All of the Wilson School District Libraries can borrow books from each other, so if your school doesn't have a particular books, talk to your librarian about getting a copy through inter-library loan.

If you have a suggestion to add to this list (especially newer books), please e-mail your librarian!  We have included the Fountas & Pinnell levels when available.

Codes for book locations:
ALL = All of the elementary buildings own this book.
CT = Cornwall Terrace
GV = Green Valley
SL = Shiloh Hills
SR = Spring Ridge
WH = Whitfield

Interactive ebook = Indicates this book is available to read or listen to online through the library catalog.

Wordless Picture Books for Writing

Books to Teach the Craft of Writing

Books to Teach Cause and Effect

Books to Teach Point of View

Books to Teach Drawing Conclusions

Books for Word Study

Books to Teach Character Traits

Mentor Texts for Informative Narrative

Books to Teach Compare and Contrast

Books to Teach Dialogue

Books to Teach Transitions

Books to Teach Figurative Language / Similies / Metaphors

Books to Teach Voice or Tone

Books to Teach Reading Charts / Graphs

Books to Teach Small Moments / Slice of Life

Books to Teach Main Idea

Books to Teach Sequencing

Books to Teach Predicting

Books to Teach Character Struggles and Motivations

Books to Teach Expressive Narrative

Books to Teach Description

Books to Teach Persuasion

Books to Teach Great Beginnings / Hooks

Books to Teach Satisfying Endings

Books to Teach Organization

Books to Teach Nonfiction Text Features

Books to Teach Inferencing

Books to Teach Strong Emotion

Books to Teach "How to"

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Mentor Text Web Sites

Below are great websites to go to for creative ideas when it comes to using Mentor Texts in reading and writing.

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