Yes, even GRAMMAR AND WRITING can be fun if you have the right routine in place!
Transform your traditional teaching into integrated practices, see the students make that ever-important transfer to writing, and incorporate higher-order thinking into grammar!
Each week, students will be working with one sentence from a mentor text with a specific focus you want students to understand and transfer to their own writing.
That means you will be teaching with a well-written sentence, not a sentence full of mistakes.
The problem with programs that present random sentences to students that are full of mistakes is, the students don’t even know what it is SUPPOSED to look like!
With mentor sentences, we are exposing students to amazing craft with correct structure and mechanics, and helping them use those models to become student-authors.
What If You Could DOUBLE Student Progress In Writing With A Routine That Only Takes 10-15 Minutes Per Day?
Each day, your students will work with the mentor sentence in quick spurts.
No fancy anchor charts or hours of prep.
Just real discussion and practical application that actually STICKS!
Ten years ago, these statements would come out of my mouth on the regular:
"Teaching grammar is boring. The students hate it and, honestly, so do I."
"My students don't make the reading-writing connection."
"My students make little progress in style and conventions over the course of the year."
If you aren't using mentor sentences, then I imagine you share some (or all) of those sentiments. You are ready to make a change, just like I was several years ago.
It made sense to me that students needed to learn from amazing, well-written sentences... giving them a sentence filled with mistakes and telling them to "fix it" wasn't working since they didn't even know what it was supposed to look like to begin with!
After I implemented the mentor sentence routine with my students, not only was I enjoying teaching grammar through these skill-spiraling, discussion-filled lessons, but my students were also having fun, treating this time as a scavenger hunt, or a game, or a challenge. And best of all... my students' grammar knowledge AND WRITING improved. I found my students actually trying to imitate the mentor sentences in their own writing. That's a teacher's dream, right?! I couldn't keep this secret to myself. I wanted teachers to be able to implement these best practices in their classrooms and see the same results!
✏️ 10 modules with video lessons that walk you step-by-step through the routine of using mentor texts in your classroom, with a workbook AND cheat sheets if you don't want to take notes
✏️ Resources that will help you plan your lessons and promote authentic discussion with your students, and tons of models, plus extension ideas to the routine
✏️ Exclusive supplemental materials and video examples ONLY found in the course
✏️ LIFETIME access to this course, so you can complete it in your own time and rewatch if you wish - plus a certificate of completion for those that can use this toward PD credits