Interactive Language Arts Activities: SECOND Mentor Sentence Unit (Grade 2)


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Category: Grade Level: Yearlong Curriculum: Mentor Sentence:


The language arts interactive activities in this unit address the focus skills in the SECOND Ten Weeks: Mentor Sentence Unit for Grade 2.

Although this unit is a companion to the mentor sentence unit, it could be used independently as well!

Not familiar with mentor sentences? Read all about them here!

**Watch a video of Mentor Sentences in ACTION!**

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Please look at the preview for a completed example of each of the activities!
The activities provided are:
Plural Nouns: change y to i and add es (companion to The Day the Crayons Quit)
Compound Word Creator (companion to Diary of a Worm)
Adjective Sort (companion to Diary of a Fly)
Describe the Turkey (companion to ‘Twas the Night Before Thanksgiving)
Adjective or Noun? (companion to Snowmen at Night)
Holidays Need Capitals (companion to Snowmen at Christmas)
Compound Word Shutters (companion to The Polar Express)
Vivid Verb Flower (companion to Gingerbread Baby)
Collective Nouns (companion to The Three Snow Bears)
Question Words (companion to Three Cheers For Tacky)


There is a Mentor Sentence Unit that is used to discuss and practice the skills in this interactive notebook.

Every mentor sentence unit has a companion interactive notebook to help you teach and/or review the skill for the week!

You’ll also love to use these mentor texts in reading and writing, too! Make sure to get BETTER THAN BASAL: Complete NO PREP Reading & Writing Units for 40 Popular Mentor Texts in Grade 2!

Do you do an author study of Kevin Henkes?
Check out the Kevin Henkes Mentor Sentences Mini-Unit!

If you want to get all of the sets now to save money, you can buy the Interactive Notebook Bundle for the whole year! You can also choose to buy all 40 weeks of Interactive Notebook Activities in a Hard Copy Book, which will also come with the digital version!

There is also now a BIG bundle with all Mentor Sentences, Modifications for Revising and Imitating, Language Arts Interactive Notebooks, Reading Activities, Writing Prompts, and the Vivid Vocabulary Companions for all 40 books! Check out the Biggest and BEST Yearlong Bundle for Second Grade!

You don’t need to do all of the mentor sentence lessons in the order they come in the units. When I created units 1, 2, and 3, I put them in an order that progressed in difficulty, so these lessons spiral, but it is not necessary to stay in that order. The first three units are more seasonally appropriate for beginning, middle, and end of the year, and then Unit 4 was created with “anytime” books that can be used throughout the year.

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.


Mentor Sentences can be done in ALL grades! Please tell your teacher friends about mentor sentences for their grade:
Kindergarten & ELL (Early Emergent Readers)
First Grade
Second Grade

There are three volumes for grades 3-5 to help prevent repetition of mentor sentence lessons among grades in the same school.
Check out what’s in Volume 1!
Check out what’s in Volume 2!
Check out what’s in Volume 3!

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!

Copyright © 2014 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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