What is included in this resource?
-20 Days of Sentence Stalking: 20 mentor sentences from Wonder with 5 coordinating questions for each mentor sentence.
-3 versions of how to present Sentence Stalking to students: a daily sheet, a weekly sheet to save paper, and in presentation form so students could use a notebook. The presentation form also comes as an editable PowerPoint presentation so you can adjust the questions to fit your students' needs if you want to.
-Complete answer keys for each day with detailed teaching points so that you can teach students about a variety of topics each day.
-Sentence Stalking Student Guide: This is a packet that each student should have available to reference during Sentence Stalking. The different pages of the guide include: figurative language, vocabulary, writer's craft, homophones, punctuation, comma rules, capitalization, parts of speech, prefixes/suffixes, and Greek and Latin roots.
-Extension Menu, Reflection Assessment, Score Tracking, Write Like R.J. Palacio Sheet, How to Get Started with Sentence Stalking, Student Discussion Guide
What is Sentence Stalking?
Each mentor sentence is accompanied by focus questions to get students thinking about the sentence on a variety of levels. The focus questions deal with the following types of topics: parts of speech, punctuation, spelling and spelling patterns, capitalization, analyzing the writer’s craft, sentence structure, vocabulary, using context clues to find word meaning, denotative and connotative meaning of words, root words, prefixes and suffixes, figurative language, and more.
Each day contains a teacher answer-guide along with ideas for teaching points to coordinate with the daily mentor sentence and focus questions. It is the perfect way to teach grammar without having to lecture or do drill and kill worksheets to learn one isolated grammar concept at a time.
You will never see sentences the same, and your students will never see sentences the same. Sentence Stalking takes the sometimes intimidating, sometimes completely dry task of teaching about grammar and writing conventions and makes it into what is sure to be one of the best parts of your class period.
Other Important Information:
*Please note that the mentor sentences from this resource are repeated from my monthly sentence stalking resources that you can read more about here.
The major difference between the two is this resource is geared for someone teaching the book Wonder through guided reading, literature circles, book clubs, or a novel study, while the other resource takes mentor sentences from 10 popular middle school books and can be used all year round.
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Other Sentence Stalking Units for the following novels include:
-A Long Walk to Water
-The Fault in Our Stars
-The Hunger Games
-Counting By 7s
-Out of My Mind
-The Tiger Rising
-Walk Two Moons