October 23rd, 2012
Building on the success of their books Mentor Texts and Nonfiction Mentor Texts, Lynne Dorfman and Rose Cappelli use the same practical structure to make it easy for teachers to incorporate model poems into literature circles, small- and whole-group instruction, and mini-lessons.
Each chapter of Poetry Mentor Texts features five mentor poems that focus on one of five student-friendly poetic forms, including the list poem, acrostic poem, and poem for two voices. Lynne and Rose use the mentor poems to highlight essential writing traits such as word choice, point of view, and figurative language. Student samples and “Your Turn” lessons help you transfer the ideas into your classroom.
Poetry Mentor Texts shows you how to leverage students’ natural love of poetry to strengthen reading as well as writing. The print version will be released in mid-November, and you can preview the entire book online now.