Clients frequently ask me, "Where can we find models of excellent writing to share with our students?" I've been noodling on this problem for a while, and I've decided to add this page to curate exemplars. This is a work in progress, and I welcome your suggestions! Please Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
PS--If you haven't seen them yet, I recommend the following books on this subject:
Mentor Texts: Teaching Writing Through Children's Literature, K-6, 2nd ed. by Lynne R. Dorfman and Rose Cappelli (Portland, ME: Stenhouse, 2017).
Nonfiction Mentor Texts: Teaching Informational Writing Through Children's Literature, K-8 by Lynne R. Dorfman and Rose Cappelli (Portland, ME: Stenhouse, 2009).
TONE, MOOD, POV:
"JOKE: Cat vs. Dog: War of the Diaries" in Huffington Post on May 22, 2012 (PS, you will want to edit this for younger students: some salty language.)
ALLUSIONS, PRECISE DESCRIPTIONS: