This week, students analyzed the mentor text, I am Abraham Lincoln, by Brad Meltzer. This book is the exemplar for the students as they write their own informational text about an admirable person of their choice.
Topics we are focused on include:
The inspiring people the students are researching and writing about include: the Wright Brothers, family members, J.K. Rowling, Betsy Ross, Rudy Ruettiger, Helen Keller, Russell Wilson, Doug Baldwin, Mother Teresa, Roberto Clemente, and Sacagawea. I love the mix the students are interested in and can't wait to hear the stories!
Over the next week, I encourage the students to continue their reading and researching.