Mentor Texts with Allison Marchetti and Rebekah O’Dell

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Episode #83 of the Talks with Teachers podcast
Allison Marchetti (Co-Founder of Moving Writers) currently teaches English 8 and Reading Writing Workshop 9 at Trinity Episcopal School in Richmond, Virginia. Previously, she taught English 9, 10, Creative Writing, and AP Language at James River High School in Midlothian, Virginia. Allison earned her B.A. in English with a Poetry Writing Emphasis and her Master of Teaching from the University of Virginia. Allison is a professional development provider with Heinemann PD. You can connect with her via email atallisonmarchetti@trinityes.org or Twitter @allisonmarchett.

Rebekah O’Dell (Co-Founder of Moving Writers) currently teaches Reading Writing Workshop 9 and 12th gradeInternational Baccalaureate students at Trinity Episcopal School in Richmond, Virginia. Rebekah previously taught English 9-12 at Atlee High School in Hanover County, Virginia. As a member of Virginia Commonwealth University’s clinical faculty, Rebekah also has extensive experience teaching and mentoring pre-service teachers. Rebekah earned her B.A. in English and her Master of Teaching from the University of Virginia. Rebekah is a professional development provider with Heinemann PD. You can connect with her via email at rebekahodell@trinityes.org or Twitter @RebekahOdell1.
In this episode you will learn:

How Allison and Rebekah define the term mentor text

Why there was a need in the curriculum to create a mentor text unit

Where you can go online to find good mentor texts

What is the first step you should take to develop a mentor text unit

What students gain from using mentor texts

How Rebekah and Allison developed their book, Writing with Mentors

If you enjoy the interview, I highly recommend Writing with Mentors: How to Reach Every Writer in the Room.

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