Saturday, December 7, 2019

Ten Books for Launching Writer's Workshop *Free mentor text download

Need ideas for launching writer's workshop in upper elementary? These ten mentor text suggestions are perfect for getting kids excited about writing! Each book includes the reason to read it: to help kids brainstorm ideas, to introduce the wriitng process, to get tips for narrative writing and more! Grade level suggestions help you choose the perfect book for your students! If you're just starting out with Writer's Workshop and you're trying to figure out how to launch it in your classroom and introduce it to your kids, this post is for you!

Students who are new to Writer's Workshop, or just those who are starting out a new school year,  need to build the following habits that writers have...
  • Writers write every day.
  • Writers get ideas from different places.
  • Writers keep a collection of ideas.
  • Writing takes time and it's ok if it's hard sometimes.
  • The writing process helps us create writing we want to share.
  • Writers collaborate and talk about their writing.
 
To help your kids build these understandings, and to start Writer's Workshop off in the best way, which is, of course, BOOKS, I've put together a list of my top ten books for launching Writer's Workshop!

Which one is your favorite?

Need ideas for launching writer's workshop in elementary school? These ten mentor text suggestions are perfect for getting kids excited about writing! Each book includes the reason to read it: to help kids brainstorm ideas, to introduce the wriitng process, to get tips for narrative writing and more! Grade level suggestions help you choose the perfect book for your students!


A Squiggly Story:
Perfect for K-2 writers who don't feel like they can "write" because they don't have conventional writing skills yet!

Need ideas for launching writer's workshop in elementary school? These ten mentor text suggestions are perfect for getting kids excited about writing! Each book includes the reason to read it: to help kids brainstorm ideas, to introduce the wriitng process, to get tips for narrative writing and more! Grade level suggestions help you choose the perfect book for your students!
The Idea Jar
The lesson of this book is that there's no bad idea for writing! Writers collect all ideas.

Need ideas for launching writer's workshop in elementary school? These ten mentor text suggestions are perfect for getting kids excited about writing! Each book includes the reason to read it: to help kids brainstorm ideas, to introduce the wriitng process, to get tips for narrative writing and more! Grade level suggestions help you choose the perfect book for your students!

The Memory String
Writing ideas can come from a lot of different places, including the treasures we save to help us remember.

Need ideas for launching writer's workshop in elementary school? These ten mentor text suggestions are perfect for getting kids excited about writing! Each book includes the reason to read it: to help kids brainstorm ideas, to introduce the wriitng process, to get tips for narrative writing and more! Grade level suggestions help you choose the perfect book for your students!

Nothing Ever Happens on 90th Street
Lots of writing advice is given to the young writer in this book. It's fun to make a chart of all of the writing tips!

Need ideas for launching writer's workshop in elementary school? These ten mentor text suggestions are perfect for getting kids excited about writing! Each book includes the reason to read it: to help kids brainstorm ideas, to introduce the wriitng process, to get tips for narrative writing and more! Grade level suggestions help you choose the perfect book for your students!
 
The Best Story
Sometimes we try too hard to write the best story. Instead, why don't we write about what we know?

Need ideas for launching writer's workshop in elementary school? These ten mentor text suggestions are perfect for getting kids excited about writing! Each book includes the reason to read it: to help kids brainstorm ideas, to introduce the wriitng process, to get tips for narrative writing and more! Grade level suggestions help you choose the perfect book for your students!

Rocket Writes a Story
Rocket follows a writing process to write his story! This makes a great anchor chart lesson, too! You can build your chart of Rocket's writing process, one step at a time.

Need ideas for launching writer's workshop in elementary school? These ten mentor text suggestions are perfect for getting kids excited about writing! Each book includes the reason to read it: to help kids brainstorm ideas, to introduce the wriitng process, to get tips for narrative writing and more! Grade level suggestions help you choose the perfect book for your students!


Need ideas for launching writer's workshop in elementary school? These ten mentor text suggestions are perfect for getting kids excited about writing! Each book includes the reason to read it: to help kids brainstorm ideas, to introduce the wriitng process, to get tips for narrative writing and more! Grade level suggestions help you choose the perfect book for your students!

How This Book Was Made
Published authors have followed a writing process that includes a lot of revisions and edits!

Need ideas for launching writer's workshop in elementary school? These ten mentor text suggestions are perfect for getting kids excited about writing! Each book includes the reason to read it: to help kids brainstorm ideas, to introduce the wriitng process, to get tips for narrative writing and more! Grade level suggestions help you choose the perfect book for your students!
 
The Plot Chickens
A step-by-step guide to writing an imaginative narrative gets your kids thinking about the creative things that they can do in their own writing!

Need ideas for launching writer's workshop in elementary school? These ten mentor text suggestions are perfect for getting kids excited about writing! Each book includes the reason to read it: to help kids brainstorm ideas, to introduce the wriitng process, to get tips for narrative writing and more! Grade level suggestions help you choose the perfect book for your students!


 
A Moment in Time
Zooming in on an ordinary moment can make your story special.

Need ideas for launching writer's workshop in elementary school? These ten mentor text suggestions are perfect for getting kids excited about writing! Each book includes the reason to read it: to help kids brainstorm ideas, to introduce the wriitng process, to get tips for narrative writing and more! Grade level suggestions help you choose the perfect book for your students!

Little Red Writing
This book is a fun approach to writing a narrative. It gives so many ideas about word choice to help you revise!

These books make a fun launch to writer's workshop and will get your kids thinking about writing ideas and the writing process. You can use them to make anchor charts and more to help your kids remember what's important about writing!
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