When teachers provide students with model texts for their writing, they learn to identify effective elements to incorporate into their own writing. Using texts written by the teacher or peers can help students improve Disciplinary Literacy, support their use of Argumentative Reasoning, and improve the overall quality of Composition.
Watch how this middle school teacher uses a mentor text to examine and show how to craft a persuasive essay. By having opportunities for deeper discussion, students can identify specific criteria that make this essay compelling, which they can integrate into their own compositions.
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See how Write About supports students viewing others' writing. As a publishing platform, teachers and learners can find different genres of writing that can be used as models.
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