I use mentor texts for teaching so many reading skills. It is something that I love and I hope my students remember years after they’ve left my classroom. I think mentor texts engage students, allow them to understand the text, and focus on mastering abstract reading skills. 
I have a blog post for each month with various mentor texts to use for so many reading skills. Be sure to click on the months below to discover new mentor texts and remind yourself of ways to use picture books that you already have on your shelf. 

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