My students used their writing notebook for mentor sentences as well. All of the writing workshop lessons were done from the FRONT of the notebook, and mentor sentences were done from the BACK. That way, they could always find their mentor sentence lessons.
WHY A LEGAL PAD?
Second, what kid doesn’t like to write on colored paper?
My students skip lines when drafting so they can go back to edit and revise on the lines between. We also loved using Rainbow Editing and Revising, which you can check out in this blog post if you are interested.
Need Covers or Labels?
It might help your students remember which side to open, or which notebook is their mentor sentence notebook, with some covers or labels!
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