Some of the mentor texts I use as read-alouds:
We collect adjectives, similes, metaphors, onomatopoeia, and quotes we would like to use on our own writing on anchor charts as we read.
After we've created our anchor charts, I introduce the Winter Creative Writing Story Sparks and students choose their writing topic.
Next, we review the rubric and graphic organizer to help guide our writing.
Before I meet with small groups, I go over the editing checklist below and how to be a good buddy editor.
As I meet with groups, the other students are looking at mentor texts, filling out their organizers, and editing their peers.
Easy and so much fun!
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Do you use choice boards or story sparks in your writing block? I'd love to hear how!