400 Follower Giveaway! - Ideas By Jivey: For the Classroom

400 Follower Giveaway!

I'm baaaaaaaaaaaaack!! Did you miss me?? :o)

Feels good to have this laptop back in my lap, and blogger up on the screen! Although, the beach sure was fabulous!

I know you all must be so anxious to find out the details about my 400 Follower Giveaway! I must say, I am so thankful for all of my followers... you are why I keep posting, and reading! I love my BBBs!

I am really excited about this giveaway!! There will be one big winner and two runner-ups! Over $100 worth of prizes are being given away!

The big winner will win both of my ALREADY MADE Mentor Sentence Units AND will also receive the final THIRD unit once it's made! (Not sure what Mentor Sentences are? Check the Mastering Mentor Sentences link at the top of my blog, or just click here!) The big winner will also have their choice of a $25 gift card- either for Amazon.com (maybe to help buy some books that are in the units?) OR a TPT gift card (to help buy some back-to-school items)!

Two runner-ups will also receive all THREE Mentor Sentence Units! :)

So what are you waiting for?? Go enter! :) Good luck!
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Don't forget, you can link up any day to June's Workshop Wednesday (not just Wednesdays) but I'll be posting some new pins of mine tomorrow! :)


85 comments

  1. How exciting - congrats! What a great giveaway!
    ~Courtney
    Polka Dot Lesson Plans

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  2. I'd love to see any math books used as mentor texts that can be referred to during math as well.

    Thanks for a great giveaway!
    Christin
    Www.shiftingteacherk-2.blogspot.com

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  3. I have never used mentor sentences. Maybe something social studies related?

    Congrats on 400!
    Diane

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  4. YAY! Congrats on your giveaway!! 400 followers?! You are amazing! I'm so glad you're back :) I have MISSED YOU!!!! Not sure if you've already used it, but I want to see "A Bad Case of Stripes" in the unit!

    You are awesome :)

    Amelia
    wherethewildthingslearn

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  5. I second the math books! I love teaching math through literacy :)

    growingspecialseeds.blogspot.com

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  6. I am always up for suggestions on mentor texts!

    Congrats on the 400. Happy to be one of them!

    Iteachkidsabc@gmail.com
    :o) V.
    Special Teacher for Special Kids

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  7. CONGRATULATIONS!!! I am so excited for you!

    Kristin
    Teachntex

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  8. I cannot wait to see your 3rd Mentor Text packet. I only have your first packet (your second one is already in my cart, just waiting until I place my next order) but any books by Ralph Fletcher or Cynthia Rylant

    Hunter's Tales from Teaching

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  9. Congratulations on the followers! I also was thinking of A Bad Case of Stripes.

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  10. love your mentor sentences, Dog Breathe would be good

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  11. Johnny Appleseed! Thanks! wendy 1stgradefireworks@gmail.com
    1stgradefireworks

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  12. Love you and your blog :) I would like to see mentor sentences from some chapter books, Tales of a 4th Grade Nothing, Wonder, Love that Dog, etc.

    Congrats!

    Jess

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  13. I love your Mentor Sentences and plan to use them next year! I would love to see some from math or science related books.

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  14. Congrats on 400 followers! I would like to see maybe something social studies or science related.
    Bethany
    FabandFunin4th!

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  15. I agree....chapter books. The Lemonade War.

    Lisa

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  16. The Ramona Quimby series or The Magic School Bus!

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  17. Yay for 400! What about any Science content books or SS content books?
    -Melissa

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  18. Congratulations. How about something by Patricia Polacco? :)

    Angie

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  19. Happy 400 followers! That was fast!
    Honestly, I read your first post explaining mentor sentences, but I just don't know how it would work in my room, so I really don't know what I'd want to see in your 3rd one. And I also promise to try and figure it out in my head as to how it would work, because it looks really effective for you.

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  20. I'm not sure what book I'd like to see in the third unit, but I love what I see so far!

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  21. I'm with some of your other commenters - I don't know. I like to use picture books for this kind of thing - it's just easier for me.
    Congrats on 400 followers!
    Sara

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  22. Congrats on 400! Thanks for entering my giveaway! Anything social studies related would be great for your next set of mentor sentences.

    Aimee
    aimee@vanmiddlesworth.org
    Pencils, Books, and Dirty Looks

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  23. I do like the use of mentor sentences. What about a book by Patricia Pallaco like abraham lincoln conrats on 400 followers

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  24. My kids love Frindle!

    jbsothornton@comcast.net

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  25. What a great giveaway. Congrats on 400 Followers!!! As for a book suggestion, I love the idea of a math text...maybe some books by Stuart J Murphy, Math Curse, or something like that. Great way to integrate math & literacy :)

    Kelly
    First Grade Fairytales

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  26. Congrats on 400 followers! Owl moon is my go to mentor text for all things writing! :)

    Casey
    Second Grade Math Maniac

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  27. YAY!! What an amazing accomplishment!! I would love the book Tops and Bottoms to be in the new unit!!

    eickejn@gmail.com

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  28. Congratulations! How about titles from the Magic School Bus series? Denise - http://www.playlearnteach.org

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  29. Great giveaway!!!! I would love to see some math books!!!
    Thanks!!!
    DDgirl4ever@yahoo.com

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  30. Congrats on your 400 followers! And good job leaving your laptop at home...sometimes it is hard to be disconnected!

    Jessica
    Literacy Spark

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  31. Congratulations on 400 followers, that's so awesome!!! Reading this post is the first time I've heard of Mentor Sentences. This is such a great idea. I'm a little overwhelmed by it that I can't even tell you what book I'd like to see in the 3rd unit. Hmmmm..... Congrats again on all your followers.

    Stephanie
    PolkaDotPalace

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  32. Congrats ib 400 followers! I would love to see Dogzilla used in your next packet.

    Rosie
    Rosie's Rambles

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  33. Congrats! Using mentor sentences is new to me. A social studies or science text would be good for your next set. Thank you for the chance to win! dbednarsk@yahoo.com

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  34. Congrats! I love reading your blog & some others too. I am going to make the jump & start blogging. Never thought about mentor sentences Genius! :)

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  35. Congratulations of 400 followers! I would love to see something by Chris Van Allsburg, but I also like having some math related books, too.

    Foreman Teaches

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  36. WHen I taught sixth, I used to love to read Sounder to my class. The language was so rich that it would be a great book for mentor sentences.

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  37. I would love to see anything in your next mentor sentences unit! Anything you do is awesome:)
    ~Holly
    Fourth Grade Flipper

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  38. Congratulations! I would like to see sentences from classics, like A Little Princess, Treasure Island, or Pollyanna, etc.

    ~Jessica
    Joy in the Journey

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  39. Yay!! So exciting! Congratulations on 400 followers!

    Amanda

    Learning to the Core

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    1. Oops I forgot to say what I hoped to see!! :) Maybe some math mentor text sentences??? Thanks!

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  40. Congrats! You have great products and ideas!
    susanlulu@yahoo.com

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  41. So excited for you!!! What a generous giveaway!!!

    Kelly

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  42. I would love to see some math related books!

    Congratulations on reaching 400 followers!

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  43. Congratulations on reaching 400 followers!! Love your blog and awesome ideas! Thanks so much for all you do to help both our students and ourselves grow and learn. :)

    The book that I think would make an outstanding mentor text sentences activity is The Color of my Words by Lynn Joseph. The story is so powerful in itself, and the language, both literal and figuratively,is outstandingly beautiful.

    Here is the summary on Amazon:
    Twelve-year-old Ana Rosa is a blossoming writer growing up in the Dominican Republic, a country where words are feared. Yet there is so much inspiration all around her -- watching her brother search for a future, learning to dance and to love, and finding out what it means to be part of a community -- that Ana Rosa must write it all down. As she struggles to find her own voice and a way to make it heard, Ana Rosa realizes the power of her words to transform the world around her -- and to transcend the most unthinkable of tragedies.

    Again, thank you so very much for all you do and share! :)
    Jody.Erickson@k12.sd.us

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  44. Congrats on 400! I think a fiction/nonfiction pairing would be neat. Like The Bracelet paired with something about internment camps. I love teaching that book along with some nonfiction and history!
    :)
    Erin
    I'm Lovin Lit

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  45. Congratulations!

    hmmmmmmm....not sure about a book to be featured...there's too many...and I can't even think of one right now. I'm ready for my summer to start...I'll think of one and get back to you...

    Amanda :O)
    Collaboration Cuties

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  46. Congratulations! Anything Math related would be great for the mentor sentences.
    Michelle
    Mjaquillard@oregoncs.org

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  47. I would like to see mentor sentences from Charlotte's Web in your next pack.

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  48. Yahoo! 400 followers! Great job, and thanks for offering such a wonderful giveaway!

    Smiles,
    Sarah @ Hoots N Hollers

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  49. Tops and Bottoms and congrats!!

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  50. Mentor sentences sounds like a super fun idea. I'll definitely be pinning that post. How about The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane? My kids loved that book this year and it had some deeper themes for older grades with a story that would hold the interest of kids in younger grades too :)

    Thanks for the fun giveaway!
    Katie
    I Want to be a Super Teacher

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  51. I did miss you! Hope your vacation was fantastic (tomorrow's my last day, then I can relax, too!), and congrats on 400 again!

    I would love to see a Patricia Polacco book because I like her books so much!

    Don't Let the Teacher Stay Up Late

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  52. Congratulations!! Ummmmmmmm I'll have to think on a good book, too many to choose from to pick just one!

    Christy
    Teaching Tales Along the Yellow Brick Road

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  53. A good non-fiction book or a Patricia Polacco.

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  54. Congratulations! I would love to see one of Kate DiCamillo's books in your next mentor sentences unit. She wrote Because of Winn-Dixie, Tale of Despereaux, The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane, among other wonderful stories. Can't wait to see what you decide!

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  55. Soooo excited! I'd love to see a Skippy Jon Jones book.

    :) Kaitlyn
    Smiles and Sunshine

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  56. Congrats on 400! Some mentor sentences for some different holiday themed books would be cool!

    http://sweetrhyme-purereason.blogspot.com/

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  57. Congrats! I would love to see more social studies mentor texts books.....

    kellybrown28021@gmail.com

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  58. Congrats on 400 followers! :o) I agree with most of the above posts, but Frindle would be fun and social studies texts are a great it as well!

    Tara
    TeachingwithTWitte

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  59. Congrats on 400 followers!! I love your blog; I am your newest follower.

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  60. I agree I think Frindle or The Magic School Bus texts would make great mentor texts:) Congrats on 400!

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  61. I think Math texts would be great. Yay for reaching 400!

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  62. Congrats! I love your ideas. Thanks for sharing. I would love to see a Patricia Polacco or Magic School Bus book for a mentor text.

    Thanks!
    Deb Maxey

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  63. I look forward to trying mentor sentences next year! They're why I started following your blog! I'd love some from Patricia Polacco's book The Junkyard Wonders.

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  64. Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing

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  65. Congrats! Love the freebie giveaways. :) Good stuff.
    shgonzal@gmail.com

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  66. A Wrinkle In Time! I love your blog!

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  67. Wow! So many good ones already mentioned. I would have to say something supporting culture and diversity...Esperanza Rising would be great.

    Frindle, Charlotte's Web, Because of Winn Dixie, and Magic Tree House series would be great. I'm also planning to read The Lemonade War soon, so that could be a good one too.

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    2. Oooh, I forgot about Charlie & the Chocolate Factory (or Charlie & the Great Glass Elevator) and Becoming Naomi Leon.

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  68. Congrats! I already own the first unit and love it! It would be great if you used sentences from The Island of the Blue Dolphins. Thanks for sharing :)

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  69. I'd also like to see Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing!

    Congrats on your milestone!

    Renee
    Mrs. Mathis’ Homeroom

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  70. Congrats on 400 followers!

    *The Wright 3
    *Out of My Mind

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  71. I think maybe an "author study". Maybe Patricia Polocca (not sure if this is how you spell her name, but you get the idea). Just an idea.

    teacupteacher3@aol.com

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  72. Love, love your mentor writing units. Book ideas to include are any book from Patricia Polacco (my favorite) or Tomie dePaola, or Chris Van Allsburg.

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  73. What about some Kevin Henkes for mentor sentences? I've taught K-2, so my kiddos love those stories! :) Can't wait to find out more about how to use mentor sentences in my classroom... This is going to be my first year actually formally teaching writing (i'll be self-contained!) Yippee!!
    Enjoy your summer!

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  74. I would love Amelia Bedelia or something science/social studies to tie the curriculum together

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  75. I finally got to comment on this amazing giveaway! I would like to see any Eve Bunting books-pretty much love them all! Fingers, arms, legs, and toes are crossed to win this treasure! Congrats on your milestone!
    Joanne
    Head Over Heels For Teaching

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  76. My favorites to use as mentor texts are usually by Cynthia Rylant. I love Stella Luna as a read aloud too, but I've never used it as a focus. I have never used mentor sentences in my classroom but I am intrigued! Congratulations on 400 followers, that's amazing! Heather @ Learning with MrsLangley

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