Using Journey North News as Mentor Texts
Journey North News Updates can be used to build skills across the curriculum. Explore these resources to discover how news updates can be used as mentor texts. After students read to discover the news, challenge them to revisit the text and read-as-a-writer. Build a collection of mentor texts: news updates that showcase the following nonfiction writing strategies:
Nonfiction Writing Strategies

Text Features

Text Structures

Beginnings, Middles, and Endings

Active Verbs


Numbers and Stats


Content-Specific Vocabulary

Figurative Language

Sample Resources
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