Second, Third, and Fourth Mentor Sentence Units (Vol 3) Bundle (Grades 3-5)



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Did you buy the Vol 3 FIRST Ten Weeks: Mentor Sentence Unit and love it so much, you must have the rest? Mentor sentences are the perfect way to teach grammar and author’s craft through examples of excellent sentences from your favorite read-aloud books! This bundle is just what you need to continue with mentor sentences in your classroom. This bundle does not include explicit directions of how to implement mentor sentences in your room- these directions are in the FIRST Ten Weeks: Mentor Sentence Unit.

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

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

In each unit, I walk you through each day’s lesson for 30 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- less than $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.

I have bundled THREE of my Mentor Sentence Units in Volume 2, saving you $4 if you buy the bundle! You’ll be set for the whole school year! Here are the links to each unit so you can see what is in this bundle: Vol 3 SECOND Ten Weeks: Mentor Sentence UnitVol 3 THIRD Ten Weeks: Mentor Sentence Unit and Vol 3 FOURTH Ten Weeks: Mentor Sentence Unit.

All of the books and lessons in this bundle are:
-The Empty Pot by Demi
compound sentence
-Why Mosquitoes Buzz In People’s Ears by Verna Aardema
quotation marks
-Thank You, Sarah by Laura Halse Anderson
plural and imperative sentence
-A Wish To Be A Christmas Tree by Colleen Monroe
vivid verbs
-The Legend of the Poinsettia by Tomie dePaola
prepositional phrases
-Too Many Tamales by Gary Soto
complex sentences
-Each Kindness by Jacqueline Woodson
possessive nouns
-Over and Under the Snow by Kate Messner
subject/verb agreement
-Cherries and Cherry Pits by Vera B. Williams
prepositional phrases
-The Pain and the Great One by Judy Blume
interrogative sentence
-Salt In His Shoes by Deloris Jordan
correlative conjunctions
-Somebody Loves You, Mr. Hatch by Eileen Spinelli
-Amazing Grace by Mary Hoffman
ordering adjectives
-Wilma Unlimited by Kathleen Krull
vivid verbs
-Rosie Revere, Engineer by Andrea Beaty
compound predicates
-Fiona’s Luck by Teresa Bateman
figurative vs. literal language
-The Royal Bee by Frances and Ginger Park
-Hey, Little Ant by Phillip M. Hoose
-My Mama Had a Dancing Heart by Libba Gray
compound adjectives
-Up North at the Cabin by Marsha Wilson Chall
metaphors and similes
-Last Stop on Market Street by Matt De La Pena
-Train to Somewhere by Eve Bunting
relative pronouns
-Night of the Veggie Monster by George McClements
complex sentences
-Jumanji by Chris Van Allsburg
complex sentences
-Mufaro’s Beautiful Daughters by John Steptoe
relative adverbs
-Cindy Ellen by Susan Lowell
superlative adjectives
-Gleam and Glow by Eve Bunting
-Bigmama’s by Donald Crews
inverted subject/verb
-When I Was Young in the Mountains by Cynthia Rylant
compound sentence with three clauses
-The Dinosaurs of Waterhouse Hawkins by Barbara Kerley
vivid verbs

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

There is a bundle of Interactive Language Arts Notebook Companions for all of the units! They include an interactive activity for each focus skill in the mentor sentence sets. Every mentor sentence unit has a companion interactive notebook to help you teach and/or review the skill for the week!

You might also be interested in the Volume 3 Mentor Sentences Modifications ADD-ON Pack which will support students with disabilities, English as a Second Language, or slow writers.


Get the BIG bundle with all Volume 3 Mentor Sentences, Interactive Notebooks, Modifications, Vocabulary Activities, and Reading and Writing activities for all 40 mentor texts in the volume! Check out the Biggest and BEST Yearlong Bundle for Volume 3!

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 the order I used them in my classroom, so these lessons are in an order that spirals and gets progressively more difficult, but it is not necessary to stay in that order. Unit 4 was created a year later as “extra” lessons with more of my favorite books that I used throughout the year.

There is a free download of the “At-A-Glance” for all 40 books in Volume 3! This download will help you see all of the skills covered in Volume 3 units if you’d like to “bounce around” within the units.


There is also a Volume 1 and a Volume 2 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!

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.*

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