Ten Powerful Ways to Use Mentor Texts

Christine Layton, Author

You check out 50 picture books from the library to study. You love an author’s style, but you don’t want to copy them. You’re inspired, but your page is still empty. What does it really mean to use a mentor text? This session focuses on ten concrete approaches to mentor texts that can turn a blank page into a manuscript, move a draft forward, and push a polished piece to publication. Christine Layton uses real-world examples to show how a published book evolved through multiple stages of development using mentor texts.

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