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Writing With Mentor Texts

2 Credits
Ready to help your students become more proficient writers? This online standards-based course is designed to help Grades 6-12 teachers gain an understanding of the nature of mentor texts and how they can successfully incorporate mentor texts with students. Discover a variety of mentor text resources, how to organize mentor texts for effective instruction, how to use texts throughout the writing process, and how to address Common Core writing standards. The course text includes writing instruction theory as well as practical ideas and strategies for effectively utilizing mentor texts.

NOTE: Required textbook must be purchased separately.

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Tara Warmerdam

I am passionate about reading and writing, and this is central to my work as an educator. Whether I am discussing a book with a group of 12th grade seniors, teaching curriculum theory with teacher credential students, or assisting veteran teachers with implementing core standards and reading intervention strategies, my students are always the focus of my teaching. I value a positive, energetic, and creative learning space where professionals can work together to improve their practice and help their students become lifelong readers and writers! My goals for my online professional development courses are to provide relevant, timely, and engaging material that teachers can bring back into their classrooms. Learning is a lifelong journey for teachers and students - come learn with me and celebrate reading!