One of my favorites for teaching historical fiction writing is A Sweet Smell of Roses by Angela Johnson.
Here's two pieces of historical fiction from my students last year...using imagery, symbolism, or metaphor in their writings. Our final product was a children's book about the civil rights movement.
This piece has a dove flying off into the sun at the end! Pretty good symbolism for one of my struggling writers!
Can't wait to check out everyone's fabulous Language Arts mentor texts this week! Don't forget to link up with the gals at Collaboration Cuties with your favorite mentor texts!