Mentor Author, Mentor Texts

  • Title:Mentor Author, Mentor Texts: Short Texts, Craft Notes, and Practical Classroom Uses
  • Author:Ralph Fletcher
  • Publication Date:August 2011
  • Grade Level:3-8
  • ISBN:9780325040899
  • Publisher:Heinemann

Ralph Fletcher has long mentored writing teachers—now he presents the ultimate mentor-text resource for teaching students to write. In Mentor Author, Mentor Texts, Ralph shares 24 short, high-interest texts and accompanying Writer’s Notes with your students. Arranged from least difficult to most challenging, they are ready for writers at every level. Online, Ralph also provides whiteboard-ready versions of the texts as well as recordings where he reads of 17 of his pieces.

Mentor Author, Mentor Texts Includes:

  • 24 mentor texts written by Ralph, including fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and more
  • Writer’s Notes that give students a peek into Ralph’s thinking and craft
  • Online access to whiteboard-ready versions of Ralph’s mentor texts
  • Online access to recordings of Ralph reading 17 of his pieces
  • Suggestions from colleagues nationwide for using Ralph’s texts in the classroom.


Author Bio

Ralph Fletcher has been a mentor to teachers and young writers everywhere. Ralph frequently works with young writers in schools, and speaks at education conferences in the U.S. and abroad, helping teachers find wiser ways of teaching writing.

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