Math Mentor Sentences & Interactive Notebook Activities for 3rd and 4th Graders


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Mentor sentences are the perfect way to teach grammar and author’s craft through examples of excellent sentences from your favorite read-aloud books! Mentor Sentences with Math Mentor Texts? You bet! There are ten sets of mentor sentences from ten of your favorite math mentor texts, along with a math interactive activity for every book, too! You will be able to use it whenever you teach that math skill, or even as a review after you’ve taught it. This unit does not include explicit directions of how to implement mentor sentences in your room- these directions are in the Volume 1, FIRST Ten Weeks: Mentor Sentence UnitVolume 2, FIRST Ten Weeks: Mentor Sentence Unit, or Volume 3, FIRST Ten Weeks: Mentor Sentence Unit products for sale.

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

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

I walk you through each day’s lesson for 10 weeks- all the work is done! I’ve even done all the thinking for you when it comes to revising and imitating! 🙂 Just think, what a deal- $1 per week! 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, and a math interactive notebook activity with teacher directions and answers, too.

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There are 10 lessons for the following books:
How Much Is a Million? by David M. Schwartz
Place Value & Adjectives

Sir Cumference and All The King’s Tens by Cindy Neuschwander
Expanded Form & Coordinating Conjunctions

Alexander, Who Used to Be Rich Last Sunday by Judith Viorst
Money, Subtract Across Zeroes, & Proper Nouns

The King’s Commissioners by Aileen Friedman
Multiplication & Compound Predicates

A Remainder of One by Elinor J. Pinczes
Division & Adverbs

Full House: An Invitation to Fractions by Dayle Ann Dodds
Fractions & Adjectives

The Hershey’s Fractions Book by Jerry Pallotta
Fractions & Complex Sentences

Spaghetti and Meatballs For All by Marilyn Burns
Area and Perimeter & Commas in a Series

The Greedy Triangle by Marilyn Burns
Geometry & Prepositional Phrases

How Big Is A Foot? by Rolf Myller
Measurement & Compound Sentences

I chose books that would be in most personal libraries or school media centers. All of these are personal favorites of mine!

Check out these other separate mentor sentence units to integrate other content!
The Underground Railroad and Civil War Mentor Sentences and Interactive Activities Mini-Unit
Westward Expansion Mentor Sentences and Interactive Activities Mini-Unit
Civil Rights Movement Mentor Sentences and Interactive Activities Mini-Unit
American Revolution Mentor Sentences and Interactive Activities Mini-Unit
Wonder (the novel) Mentor Sentences and Interactive Activities Mini-Unit

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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!

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

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 © 2015 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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