What a wonderful support for writing teachers! It is important to also think about how text structure plays into reading. By being immersed in the genre of informational text as readers and then as writers, students will begin to see these structures and how using them benefit the readers they write for — the symbiotic relationship between the two is one of the toughest kinds of thinking for kids to discover, yet, it is the most powerful in creating independent writers whose learning then becomes generative. “Reading with the eyes of a writer” allows students (and adults!) to use effective writing techniques in any genre. Thank you NYT for offering mentor texts!