The #writingwithmentors Tweet-a-thon — Let’s Do This!

WWM Tweetathon

Thursday is the day we begin our Tweet-a-thon, leading  up to the publication of Writing With Mentors on September 3! (You can download a sample and pre-order on Heinemann’s site!)

A little fuzzy on the rules of the game? Need a refresher? Here’s the deal:

Rules of the Tweet-a-Thon:

  • Between August 20 and September 3, tweet a link to a potential mentor text along with a teaching idea or focus. Here are a couple of examples:

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  • Don’t forget to use the hashtag #writingwithmentors
  • For each and every tweet, you will be entered to win one of three copies of Writing With Mentors. Winners will be chosen at random on September 3.
  • We will pull your tweets into blog posts — a one-stop shop for a daily list of hot-off-the-press mentor texts. We’ll also pull your mentor texts into our ever-growing Mentor Text Dropbox so that you can find them again whenever you need them.

How Will You Find Great Mentor Texts?

Writing With Mentors has an entire chapter dedicated to finding current, engaging mentor texts that will help you teach anything you need to teach or want to teach about writing!

Want to see? Get ready, it’s sneak peek time!

Like you, we do not have time to scour the Internet from top-to-bottom in the hopes of landing on good, relevant writing. So, we share our no-fail, go-to sources for mentor texts that win every time.

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After we find a mentor text that has potential, we ask it a series of questions. You have seen some of these before here, but we have also included them in handy chart form in Writing With Mentors so that you can grab it and use it quickly!

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Are you ready to get loads of fresh, new mentor texts? Ready to share your findings with the Twitter-verse? Ready to win your very own copy of Writing With Mentors?

Email us your questions, or find us on Facebook or Twitter (@rebekahodell1, @allisonmarchett) before the fun begins!  Start Tweeting on Thursday!

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