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Opinion Writing Mentor Texts

A coworker and I were brain storming on some mentor texts to use for opinion writing and character analysis. We came to the conclusion that our curriculum book didn’t have any lasting characters that we could even remember to talk about so the kids surely would not remember. 

We found those four books and each of them have lasting characters and all learn a lesson. They can be used for different strategies besides just opinion writing. That is huge when buying books for me. I know Amazon makes them so cheap and so easy to get but if I can only use them once then sometimes it’s not worth it to buy. 

We needed to have a writing lesson for our national boards and we felt that there was not enough materials and resources to have a good lesson. These books I bought have really great characters in them to use as a compare/contrast, teach character traits, to use for opinion on if they would have handled the situation the same why or why not, etc. 

Based on the scenerios in the story, the kids can relate to some of them and the others are interesting with good characters. I am excited for next week to read all of these books!!!!

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Jennifer is the Owner of TWL and Co-Owner of a Influencer Facebook Group Influential Mamas.  Along with blogging + freelance writing and selling Zyia Activewear, she is a mom, army wife and full-time teacher. Jennifer lives in Washington State and is a born + raised New Yorker. In her spare time, she loves traveling, yoga, the beach, writing, listening to books and drinking coffee.

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  1. Have you ever thought about writing a children’s book yourself. I think you could do it and get a good message across.

    1. I definitely thought about it. I am just
      Not sure what to do. There are so many stories. I always thought a teenage book. It’s
      Definitely a goal in life. What about you ?!

      1. I used to think I would like to write a book so that there would be a bit of me left when I pass over. ? Now it doesn’t seem as important somehow. ?

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  3. It’s just not so important in the grand scheme of things anymore. I doubt just like my mother I will not be forgotten ?

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