For mentor texts choose stories that you love; use stories that can teach the points you want to make. I often use picture books with my middle school students because they’re fun, accessible and easy to teach with.
Here are some of my favorite narrative mentor texts:
- Brave Irene by William Steig PDF Video
- Zen Shorts by Jon J. Muth Video
- All Summer in a Day by Ray Bradbury
- Illinois Mentor Text Suggestions