Yearlong Mentor Text Grammar and Reading Curriculum Bundle K-1 (Emergent)


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Everything for your emergent readers for grammar, reading, and writing is in ONE big download!

What is in this GIANT bundle?
All 40 Mentor Sentence Lessons
All 40 Interactive Activities
and Better Than Basal: 100+ Reading Activities & 40 Writing Prompts

If you need more proof that the numerous volumes of mentor sentence curricula created by Ideas by Jivey are a best practice in the classroom, download the case study! The download presents the data collected over the 2016-2017 school year in the form of a case study.


I walk you through each day’s lesson for 10 weeks- all the work is done! Each lesson includes the teacher sentence page, directions/guidance for each day for the teacher, the student sentence page with words out of order (students cut and glue them back in order), a flap activity for the skill of the week, the sentence frame for the teacher imitation, the student imitation page provided with handwriting assistance and without, a class book cover in color and black and white, and a quiz over the week’s focus skill.

Please download the preview file to see the layout!

There is a detailed introduction in this unit with pictures included of how to use mentor sentences (VERY detailed, day-by-day), followed by 10 lessons for the following books:

The Kissing Hand by Audrey Penn

If You Take a Mouse to School by Laura Numeroff

Poppleton: Neighbors by Cythia Rylant

Memoirs of a Goldfish by Devin Scillian

The Relatives Came by Cynthia Rylant

Don’t Let the Pigeon Stay Up Late! by Mo Willems

The Important Book by Margaret Wise Brown

Curious George by H.A. Rey

Goldilocks and the Three Bears retold by James Marshall (or any version)

Skippyjon Jones in the Doghouse by Judy Schachner

A Color of His Own by Leo Lionni
-adjectives (colors)

My Lucky Day by Keiko Kasza
-jobs/skills (sentence includes dialogue)

Happy Birthday, Moon by Frank Asch
-plurals (sentence includes dialogue)

The Pout-Pout Fish by Deborah Diesen

George and Martha Back in Town (The High Board) by James Marshall

Snowmen All Year by Caralyn Buehner

The Grouchy Ladybug by Eric Carle
-past tense verbs

A Bad Case of Stripes by David Shannon
-time words (past and future)

Dooby Dooby Moo by Doreen Cronin
-present tense verbs

How I Became a Pirate by Melinda Long
-past/present verbs

Biggest, Strongest, Fastest by Steve Jenkins

Scaredy Squirrel Makes a Friend by Melanie Watt

Fireflies! by Julie Brinckloe
-prepositional phrases

Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel by Virginia Lee Burton
-pronouns/verb agreement

Peter’s Chair by Ezra Jack Keats
-possessive pronouns

When Sophie Gets Angry by Molly Bang

Owl Moon by Jane Yolen

What Do You Do With a Tail Like This? by Steve Jenkins and Robin Page
-pronouns and attributes

I Wanna Iguana by Karen Kaufman Orloff

Tops and Bottoms by Janet Stevens

The Teacher From the Black Lagoon by Mike Thaler
-ordinal numbers

There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Bat! by Lucille Colandra

Turk and Runt by Lisa Wheeler

Bear Stays Up For Christmas by Karma Wilson

The Biggest, Best Snowman by Margery Cuyler

The Mitten by Jan Brett

The Night Before The 100th Day of School by Natasha Wing

Olive My Love by Vivian Walsh

That’s What Leprechauns Do by Eve Bunting

Last Day Blues by Julie Danneberg

I have ordered them to get progressively harder, but you could do them in any order you feel necessary. The seasonal books (the last unit of ten lessons) are meant to be inserted at their appropriate times through the year.

All of the books also have reading activities that cover skills such as:
asking questions before, during, and after a story
answering questions about a story
telling what happened next
identifying central message
identifying problems and solutions
describing characters
describing setting
identifying character feelings
identifying sensory detail words
describing differences between fiction and nonfiction
identifying what speakers said in a story
distinguishing between text evidence and picture clues
comparing stories
…and more!

Additionally, there is a writing prompt for every book that ties to the theme, idea, or topic of the book.

Also included in the download is the “At-A-Glance” for all 40 books! This download will help you see all of the skills covered in the Emergent Mentor Sentences if you’d like to “bounce around” within the units.


Grab the NONFICTION Animal Mentor Sentence Pack!

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Check out the Robert Munsch Mentor Sentences Mini-Unit!

Do you do an author study of Kevin Henkes?

Check out the Kevin Henkes Mentor Sentences Mini-Unit!

Please remember, this purchase is for the use of one teacher. It is not intended to be shared. Please use the ‘additional license’ purchase if more than one teacher will be using it. Thank you!

*The mentor sentence lessons I have created are adapted from the ideas of Jeff Anderson. These lessons were born from the routine that worked well in my classroom, and the demos and examples I present are variations of Jeff Anderson’s methods. This is not the only way to “do” mentor sentences in your classroom.*

Copyright © 2016 Ideas By Jivey, LLC
All rights reserved by author, Jessica Ivey.
Permission to copy for single classroom use only.
Electronic distribution limited to single classroom use only.
Not for public display.

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