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Mentor Author, Mentor Texts

  • Title:Mentor Author, Mentor Texts: Short Texts, Craft Notes, and Practical Classroom Uses
  • Author:Ralph Fletcher
  • Publication Date:August 2011
  • Grade Level:3-8
  • ISBN:9780325040899
  • Publisher:Heinemann

Ralph Fletcher has long mentored writing teachers—now he presents the ultimate mentor-text resource for teaching students to write. In Mentor Author, Mentor Texts, Ralph shares 24 short, high-interest texts and accompanying Writer’s Notes with your students. Arranged from least difficult to most challenging, they are ready for writers at every level. Online, Ralph also provides whiteboard-ready versions of the texts as well as recordings where he reads of 17 of his pieces.

Mentor Author, Mentor Texts Includes:

  • 24 mentor texts written by Ralph, including fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and more
  • Writer’s Notes that give students a peek into Ralph’s thinking and craft
  • Online access to whiteboard-ready versions of Ralph’s mentor texts
  • Online access to recordings of Ralph reading 17 of his pieces
  • Suggestions from colleagues nationwide for using Ralph’s texts in the classroom.
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Author Bio

Ralph Fletcher received his bachelor's degree from Dartmouth College and his master's degree from Columbia University. A former member of the Teachers College Writing Project, he is currently an author and consultant. He is the author or coauthor with his wife, JoAnnn Portalupi, of numerous professional books and videos. Ralph is the author of many bestselling teacher professional books including Writing Workshop: The Essential Guide; Craft Lessons; and Mentor Author, Mentor Texts. Students know Ralph as the award-winning author of more than 20 books for children and young adults, including Fig Pudding, Twilight Comes Twice, The Writer’s Notebook, and Marshfield Dreams: When I Was a Kid.

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