Mentor Texts

Photo Credit: Sage Millen, 14

This page offers you a curated introduction to the writing in Stone Soup magazine as well as concrete tools to bring the writing into your classroom: each page includes a summary of the piece, an explanation of how it fits into its assigned category (for instance, why the world is believable), and discussion questions. You can use the buttons above to explore the mentor texts by category.

On our main website, you will find roughly 25 years’ worth of Stone Soup writing, art, and book reviews—literally thousands of pages of creative work by kids! Please note that a subscription is required to have full access to the current issue as well as the Stone Soup archives. For more information about school subscriptions, please click the FAQ button below!