Underground Railroad & Civil War Mentor Sentences & Interactive Activities


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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! This unit will be a great way to integrate Social Studies in with your mentor sentences during your study of the Underground Railroad and Civil War! It 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 5 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, an interactive activity with the focus skill, and a quiz aligned with CCSS with answer key.

Please download the preview file to see the layout. There are 5 lessons for the following books:

-Follow the Drinking Gourd by Jeanette Winter
prepositional phrases

-Minty: A Story of Young Harriet Tubman by Alan Schroeder
compound sentences

-Sweet Clara and the Freedom Quilt by Deborah Hopkinson
complex sentences

-Abe Lincoln Remembers by Ann Turner
figurative vs. literal language

-Pink and Say by Patricia Polacco

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


You might also be interested in these PAIRED TEXTS about ABOLITIONISTS!

Check out these other separate mentor sentence units to integrate other content!
Civil Rights Movement Mentor Sentences and Interactive Activities Mini-Unit
The Holocaust Mentor Sentences and Interactive Activities Mini-Unit
Westward Expansion Mentor Sentences and Interactive Activities Mini-Unit
American Revolution Mentor Sentences and Interactive Activities Mini-Unit
Animals Mentor Sentences and Interactive Activities Mini-Unit
Wonder (the novel) Mentor Sentences and Interactive Activities Mini-Unit
Math Mentor Sentences and Interactive Notebook Activities 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 © 2016 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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