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3 Types of Writing Text Exemplars | Mentor Texts

Using text exemplars as mentor texts to help students identify specific parts of all three writing genres will be a game-changer in your instruction! Every time I teach a specific component of writing — like creating the topic sentence in an informative text, or developing a plot in narrative writing — I end up writing my own example as a mentor text for students to dissect.

After doing this for years, this incredible set of mentor texts was designed specifically to help you teach students about specific parts of writing. I have provided a model text, annotation guides and questions, and components that will help your students clearly identify and emulate the important parts of writing.

This resources includes THREE mentor texts to be used as exemplar models for students.

  • Informational Text Exemplar: Lego
  • Narrative Text Exemplar: No More Homework!
  • Opinion Text Exemplar: Saturday's at Nana's House

This text exemplar resource includes:

  • One-page versions of each text
  • Three pages of practice to help students compare and contrast informative, narrative and opinion writing.
  • Answer Key
  • Digital Access in Google Slides

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