Mentor texts

List of Australian mentor texts for writing

Shhhh! Don’t tell my husband BUT… One reason I do mentor text reviews is so I can justify the purchase of more gorgeous books for my home library.

I LOVE BOOKS and I’m constantly on the look out for high quality texts that could be used as mentors for teaching reading and writing. I prioritise sharing Australian books because we have a tonne of super talented authors and illustrators and their work needs to be celebrated.

I’m also really passionate about sharing books that promote diversity and inclusion in all its forms (especially indigenous perspectives- which all our bookshelves could certainly contain more of).

Mentor text reviews

I post regular mentor text reviews on the Oz Lit Teacher Instagram page and the Oz Lit Teacher Facebook Group. I also create ‘bookplates’ (which are printable PDFs of my reviews that fit snugly inside the front cover of the book).