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Mentor Texts

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Mentor texts are what Stone Soup is all about. This is our core project. Brilliant texts by kids encouraging and inspring kids to write brilliant texts. What you find on our main website is roughly 25 years’ worth of Stone Soup writing and art and book reviews and blogs. Literally thousands of pages of creative work by kids! We understand that you may need help getting into this material, at least at first.

This page offers you a curated introduction to Stone Soup magazine pieces that exemplify aspects of strong writing. Use the links above to navigate to categories of mentor texts that include “Builidng a Believable World” and “Playing with Poetic Forms,” among others. This page also includes a link to the Stone Soup Magazine Home Page, where you can find thousand of additional pieces, organized by subject. Please note that a subscription is required to have full access to the non-curated texts; for more information about school subscriptions, please click the FAQ button below!