A mentor text is a stellar text that can be used as a model to teach students how to write.Marcie Flintchum-Atkins
There’s no need to put away the picture books once students are older. They come in handy in the high school classroom for teaching:
- Plot structure (See my post Teaching Kids How To Structure A Story, making use of popular picture books.)
- Colour Symbolism
- Irony (especially the difference between words and pictures)
- Camera angles
- and many other things.
Over at Marcie’s blog is a collection of links about making use of mentor texts in the classroom.