ERIC Number: EJ1152818
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Abstractor: As Provided
Supporting Young Writers with Award-Winning Books
MacKay, Kathryn Lake; Ricks, Paul H.; Young, Terrell A.
Reading Teacher, v71 n2 p177-187 Sep-Oct 2017
This article presents a way to use award-winning books as mentor texts for very young writers. Books were selected as mentor texts from the winners of the Australian Early Childhood Children's Book of the Year Award and the American Theodor Seuss Geisel Award. The authors explain the value of using award-winning texts in the classroom and describe the respective processes by which the award-winning books are chosen. Sections of exemplary texts are highlighted to demonstrate how they can be used to show young writers examples of circular text structure, descriptive language, print manipulation, punctuation, and dialogue.
Descriptors: Books, Childrens Literature, Mentors, Young Children, Early Childhood Education, Reading Material Selection, Awards, Teaching Methods, Foreign Countries, Writing Instruction
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Early Childhood Education
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Identifiers - Location: Australia; United States
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