By Kourtney LaFavre
Finding Mentor Texts for Social Emotional Learning
Welcome back! I have previously written about SEL, social-emotional-learning here. Today, I thought we could dive in to why mentor texts are important for writers and check out some great, recent examples. Writing children's books that focus on SEL is an opportunity to instill emotional intelligence, empathy, and resilience in young minds. As a children's book writer, finding mentor texts can be immensely valuable in honing your storytelling skills and understanding how to effectively incorporate SEL themes into your narratives.
Why Mentor Texts for Writers?
Mentor texts serve as guides and inspirations for writers by offering practical examples of how to craft engaging stories with strong SEL elements. By studying the structure, character development, and themes of successful books, aspiring authors can deepen their understanding of the genre and refine their storytelling techniques. Mentor texts not only spark creativity but also offer insights into what resonates with young readers, making them indispensable tools for any writer aspiring to create impactful children's books on SEL.
Here are 4 mentor texts to get you started:
Mentor texts serve as a valuable resources for writers of children's books on Social Emotional Learning. The selected books exemplify the power of storytelling in nurturing emotional intelligence, empathy, and resilience in young readers. By studying these recently published works, writers can gain deeper insights into the craft of writing SEL-focused children's literature and create meaningful stories that leave a lasting impact on their young audience. Embrace the wisdom of mentor texts, and embark on a journey to craft compelling narratives that inspire, educate, and uplift young hearts.
Happy reading and writing!
We are so excited to be mixing things up at CBA, beginning with some delicious additions to the Blogfish. Meet our awesome bloggers!!
Here's our lineup:
1st Mondays begin with awesome Aussie debut author and former student Amanda Lieber who will be focusing on Aussie kidlit.
2nd Mondays will feature super smart Melissa Stoller whose career is taking off with several new books.
3rd Mondays will feature our new blogger coming soon.
4th Mondays features new blogger, the fabulous Brentom Jackson, who has a beautiful approach to blogging.
And 5th Mondays we'll be taking a break