Transformations are one of my favorite ways to introduce a new writing genre. The rhythm and word choice of mentor texts are fantastic to get students motivated to write. Using mentor texts is a great way to transform your students’ writing.
How to use mentor texts to write transformations.
A transformation is where writer’s use the structure of a mentor text to write their own stories. When teaching transformations you take a great book with a specific pattern that writers can follow. Students write using a similar structure. Transformations allow students to make important reading and writing connections.
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