Mentor texts let students see the possibilities. Whether you have voracious readers or struggling readers, says Roz Linder in the video below, it's important to let them expand a "toolbox of ideas" and see what a writer does in a text.
The Big Book of Details: 46 Moves for Teaching Writers to Elaborate releases Thursday, March 3. Click here to learn more
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As a literacy specialist, a blogger, a high-demand consultant, and the author of The Big Book of Details and the bestselling Chart Sense series, Rozlyn Linder loves to help colleagues take complicated research and turn it into classroom-ready teaching ideas. Connect with her on Twitter @rozlinder or at her web site.