What is in this GIANT bundle?
All 40 Mentor Sentence Lessons
All 40 Interactive Activities
MODIFICATIONS for Revision and Imitation Days
All 40 Weeks of Vivid Vocabulary
and Better Than Basal: 100+ Reading Activities & 40 Writing Prompts
…ALL FOR 40 MENTOR TEXTS!
PLUS: added August 2022, a BONUS mini-unit with five brand new inspirational books to give you even more choices for your skill practice!
Maximize your teaching time by using the same book for as many skills as possible with this yearlong bundle.
★ ALL activities are also provided as links to Google Slides for Digital Learning! ★
★ Mentor Texts List:
-Do Unto Otters by Laurie Keller
-Mr. Peabody’s Apples by Madonna
-The Keeping Quilt by Patricia Polacco
-The Boy Who Loved Words by Roni Schotter
-Dear Juno by Soyung Pak
-Fireboat by Maira Kalman
-In My Momma’s Kitchen by Jerdine Nolen
-Scarecrow by Cynthia Rylant
-Encounter by Jane Yolen
-Hello, Harvest Moon by Ralph Fletcher
-The Empty Pot by Demi
-Why Mosquitoes Buzz In People’s Ears by Verna Aardema
-Thank You, Sarah by Laura Halse Anderson
-A Wish To Be A Christmas Tree by Colleen Monroe
-The Legend of the Poinsettia by Tomie dePaola
-Too Many Tamales by Gary Soto
-Each Kindness by Jacqueline Woodson
-Over and Under the Snow by Kate Messner
-Cherries and Cherry Pits by Vera B. Williams
-The Pain and the Great One by Judy Blume
-Salt In His Shoes by Deloris Jordan
-Somebody Loves You, Mr. Hatch by Eileen Spinelli
-Amazing Grace by Mary Hoffman
-Wilma Unlimited by Kathleen Krull
-Rosie Revere, Engineer by Andrea Beaty
-Fiona’s Luck by Teresa Bateman
-The Royal Bee by Frances and Ginger Park
-Hey, Little Ant by Phillip M. Hoose
-My Mama Had a Dancing Heart by Libba Gray
-Up North at the Cabin by Marsha Wilson Chall
-Last Stop on Market Street by Matt De La Pena
-Train to Somewhere by Eve Bunting
-Night of the Veggie Monster by George McClements
-Jumanji by Chris Van Allsburg
-Mufaro’s Beautiful Daughters by John Steptoe
-Cindy Ellen by Susan Lowell
-Gleam and Glow by Eve Bunting
-Bigmama’s by Donald Crews
-When I Was Young in the Mountains by Cynthia Rylant
-The Dinosaurs of Waterhouse Hawkins by Barbara Kerley
– Aaron Slater, Illustrator by Andrea Beaty
-The Magical Yet by Angela DiTerlizzi
-The Proudest Blue by Ibtihaj Muhammad
-The Quickest Kid in Clarksville by Pat Zietlow Miller
-Eyes That Kiss in the Corners by Joanna Ho
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.
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 grades 3-5! 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:
Using evidence to describe, infer, and draw conclusions
Identifying and supporting theme
Identifying and supporting character traits
Explaining figurative language
Identifying vivid language
Comparing texts to media and other texts
Defining words using context clues
There is also a writing prompt for every book that ties to the theme, idea, or topic of the book.
This download also includes the “At-A-Glance” document for all 40 books in Volume 3! This will help you plan by skill.
WHAT ABOUT OTHER GRADE LEVELS?
There are three volumes for grades 3-5 to help prevent repetition of mentor sentence lessons among grades in the same school.
Mentor Sentences can be done in ALL grades! Please tell your teacher friends about mentor sentences for their grade:
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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