I told you about the book Dandelions last week in this post about mentor texts. As I mentioned, I use the book for reading and writing, with social studies integration, too... and I'm here to tell you I also used it for my mentor sentence to teach grammar!
Before I get into the actual sentence I used, I wanted to share with you the directions I give to my students so they know what to expect each day. We use composition notebooks for our mentor sentence journals, so I laminate these directions and tape them on the inside of the front cover of their journals. (Of course, after doing it for a few weeks consistently, they know exactly what's coming. But they can always peek if they need to!)
|Click the picture or click here to download the directions!|
Here is a student's notebook from the week. I hope it helps you see what the students do each day!
To celebrate the students as writers, I choose 4 students each Thursday to display their super sentences for the class to see! Here were the sentences I chose for Dandelions:
On Friday, they take their quiz. It focuses on all the things we have been working on all week!
Is there anything you have questions about? Comment below and I'll be happy to answer! :)