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Teach Grammar Authentically with Authentic Literature

Posted by admin on Dec 20, 2018 12:31:05 PM

“You can’t make students write, but you can inspire them to write.” ~Jeff Anderson

The whole purpose of grammar and conventions instruction is to elevate writing. What better way to teach students the power of good writing than by using models of good writing?

Jeff Anderson and Whitney La Rocca have chosen the top ten, must-have books from the list of 150 mentor texts included in their popular book Patterns of Power and compiled them into a convenient collection for grammar instruction. The Patterns of Power Top 10 Mentor Text Sets is made up of 10 titles per grades 1–5 and correlate with standards and developmental appropriateness for each grade. Well-crafted and engaging, young writers will turn to them again and again, discovering inspiration and examples of author’s purpose, craft, and grammar.

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