One of my favorites is Bear Stays Up For Christmas by Karma Wilson. I included this book in Seasonal Mentor Sentences for K-1 Emergent Readers.
THE MENTOR SENTENCE LESSONAfter reading the book, show your students the mentor sentence from the book:
Many teachers have said they LOVE my sets of mentor sentences because it doesn't just cater to their writing needs, but it also helps students with word recognition and reading! This is an activity students would do after comprehending and noticing the important parts of the sentence.
The next day, revisit that position word, "under." Talk about why it was important in the sentence and why we would want to use position words in our sentences. Create an anchor chart with a Christmas tree. Place some gifts in different places around the tree and ask students to name the preposition that tells where the gift is, labeling as they tell you.
Seasonal Mentor Sentences for K-1 Emergent Readers, these pictures of gifts are included for you to use on your chart.)
Students will also have the opportunity to complete an activity on their own (or with your guidance) with some prepositions.
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