Open Access Graduate Research Paper
Creative writing--Study and teaching (Primary); Books--Evaluation;
The purpose of this study was to research and analyze high quality fiction and nonfiction texts to be used as mentor texts to teach writing in kindergarten, first and second grades. The researcher created a checklist and a table to analyze 81 different texts and then selected 29 to be used as mentor texts to assist in teaching opinion/persuasive, narrative and informational writing. Annotated bibliographies for the 29 texts were written and include how the texts can be used to teach writing in a classroom and/or library setting.
Year of Submission
Master of Arts
Division of School Library Studies
Department of Curriculum and Instruction
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©2016 Mary Heeringa
Heeringa, Mary, "The use of mentor texts to teach writing in kindergarten, first and second grades" (2016). Graduate Research Papers. 141.