Below are the student samples derived from Building A Writing Community Unit last year in my 4th Grade Classroom.
I have provided a few selections to get a taste of the type of student work derived in a real classroom using the mentor texts as a way to build a writing community.
Please note that the students write these drafts in their composition books and I've typed up their selection for public viewing. This means that I've assisted in their editing for spelling conventions only to help the reader with fluency. I've not revised or edited their actual words from their composition books used to convey meaning. Every teacher decides on their level of editing control when student samples are provided for public viewing.