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Looking at Books with a Writer's Eye

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Katie Ranftle
January 30, 2014

Looking at Books with a Writer's Eye

A teacher shows how she uses mentor texts to teach students to emulate features of good writing. She illustrates reading aloud a mentor text and conducting a pre-writing activity for her students to practice using the features they saw in the mentor text.

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