This resource focuses on the use of model sentences to teach written conventions in context. Teaching students to attend to written conventions while reading will help them learn how to successfully use conventions in their own writing. Mentor sentences are also referred to as model sentences in this resource.
This resource uses original content from the Texas Adolescent Literacy Academies: Focus on Writing (TALA Writing) professional development. Any handout numbers in this resource refer to the original TALA Writing handouts.
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After reviewing Handout 14, locate the Supporting English Language Learners and Supporting Students With Learning Disabilities handouts from the handout packet. Read the handouts.
From the Invitational Grammar and Editing Process described in Everyday Editing (Stenhouse, 2007) by Jeff Anderson.