What is in this GIANT bundle?
All FOUR Mentor Sentence Units
All FOUR Interactive Activity Units
MODIFICATIONS for Revision and Imitation Days
All FOUR Vivid Vocabulary Companions
plus the Better Than Basal Reading & Writing Units for 40 Popular Mentor Texts!
PLUS: added July 2023, a BONUS mini-unit with five brand new books to give you even more choices for your skill practice!
★ Mentor Texts List:
-First Day Jitters By Julie Danneberg
-Officer Buckle and Gloria By Peggy Rathmann
-Memoirs of a Goldfish By Devin Scillian
-Chrysanthemum By Kevin Henkes
-Scaredy Squirrel By Melanie Watt
-Skippyjon Jones By Judy Schachner
-If You Give A Mouse A Cookie By Laura Joffe Numeroff
-The Paperboy By Dav Pilkey
-Stellaluna By Janell Cannon
-The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid of Anything By Linda Williams
-The Day The Crayons Quit By Drew Daywalt
-Diary of a Worm By Doreen Cronin
-Diary of a Fly By Doreen Cronin
-‘Twas the Night Before Thanksgiving By Dav Pilkey
-Snowmen at Night By Caralyn Buehner
-Snowmen at Christmas By Caralyn Buehner
-The Polar Express By Chris Van Allsburg
-Gingerbread Baby By Jan Brett
-The Three Snow Bears By Jan Brett
-Three Cheers for Tacky By Helen Lester
-100th Day Worries by Margery Cuyler
-Substitute Groundhog by Pat Miller
-Roses are Pink, Your Feet Really Stink by Diane de Groat
-Duck For President by Doreen Cronin
-What If You Had Animal Teeth!? by Sandra Markle
-Sweet Tooth by Margie Palatini
-Moosetache by Margie Palatini
-Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs by Judi Barrett
-The Umbrella by Jan Brett
-Michael Recycle by Ellie Bethel
-The Important Book by Margeret Wise Brown
-Parts by Tedd Arnold
-Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day by Judith Viorst
-Corduroy by Don Freeman
-Click, Clack, Moo Cows That Type by Doreen Cronin
-A Chair For My Mother by Vera B. Williams
-Stone Soup by Ann McGovern
-Smelly Socks by Robert Munsch
-Thunder Cake by Patricia Polacco
-Don’t Let The Pigeon Stay Up Late! by Mo Willems
-Blackout by John Rocco
-Dragons Love Tacos by Adam Rubin
-Mother Bruce by Ryan T. Higgins
-Pecan Pie Baby by Jacqueline Woodson
-We Don’t Eat Our Classmates by Ryan T. Higgins
INCLUDED IN THE BUNDLE:
★ MENTOR SENTENCES
Mentor sentences are the perfect way to teach grammar and author’s craft through examples of excellent sentences from your favorite read-aloud books!
Not familiar with mentor sentences? Read all about them here!
**Watch a video of Mentor Sentences in ACTION!**
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.
There is a 9-page introduction in the FIRST unit with pictures included of how I use mentor sentences in my room (VERY detailed, day-by-day). In each unit, I walk you through each day’s lesson for 40 weeks- all the work is done! I’ve even done all the thinking for you when it comes to revising and imitating!
Each lesson includes the teacher sentence page, the student sentence page, a lesson plan page with possibilities for all 4 days, and a quiz aligned with CCSS with answer key. ★ The quizzes are included as printables and also digital-classroom-ready, provided as Google Slides. ★
This will help your students who need extra support. These students might include those with disabilities, English as a Second Language, or just slow writers. Some of your students may struggle to complete the lesson on revision and imitation days for several reasons. They might be slow writers and struggle to get the sentence rewritten. They may have a hard time “seeing” the structure to imitate. Or, they may get overly descriptive and lose focus on the sentence. These modified sentence frames provide a way to help scaffold for your students. After showing the class your example of the revised or imitated sentence and discussing it, provide the sentence frames to the students who need extra support. These modified sentences are not meant for all students – you want students who can think more creatively to be allowed to do so!
★ INTERACTIVE ACTIVITIES
The interactive language activities provide extra reinforcement of the focus skill during mentor sentences.
Interactive Language Arts Notebook for FIRST Mentor Sentence Unit
Interactive Language Arts Notebook for SECOND Mentor Sentence Unit
Interactive Language Arts Notebook for THIRD Mentor Sentence Unit
Interactive Language Arts Notebook for FOURTH Mentor Sentence Unit
Vocabulary must be taught in context for students to truly understand the words and build relationships with them, and then in turn use them in writing and speaking. Move away from lists of vocabulary words and looking up definitions, and teach students how to comprehend with this best practice bundle! I have provided activities designed on researched best practices for use with popular mentor texts to help you maximize your teaching time. There are open-ended activities and ideas provided that can be used with any words, and I encourage you to incorporate past words in with the current words using these formats for frequent repetition.
★ BETTER THAN BASAL
This product is JAM-PACKED with Common Core aligned lesson ideas, activities, graphic organizers, and writing prompts for 40 of your favorite mentor texts to use in second grade! With over 100 graphic organizers WITH answer keys, you’ll be set for the year (and years after that, too)! It also includes the generic versions of the graphic organizers so you can use them with any book! Activities cover skills such as:
identify key details
answer the 5 W’s
summarize the story
main idea and details
find the moral/central message with details
identify lessons learned
identify/describe character feelings
identify character challenges and their responses
make lists of rhyming words
understand beginning, middle, end
relate through two points of view within a story
describe characters and setting through illustrations
compare two books
There is also a writing prompt for every book that ties to the theme, idea, or topic of the book.
There is a free download of the “At-A-Glance” for all 40 books in Second Grade! This download will help you see all of the skills covered in the units if you’d like to “bounce around” within them.
WHAT ABOUT OTHER GRADE LEVELS?
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.*
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