8th Grade Mentor Text for Writing Mentor Sentences

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English Language Arts, mentor sentences takes beautifully crafted sentences by major authors that students are to analyze and mimic. Students will enjoy the rigor and creativity of this lesson built on common core standards and best teaching practices.

Featured: 31 pages total

  • The 57 Bus by Dashka Slater
  • The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
  • To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
  • 4-book series by John Green
  • Lu, Patina, Sunny, Ghost: Track Series by Jason Reynolds
  • Booked, Rebound, The Crossover by Kwame Alexander
  • Monster by Walter Dean Myers
  • Wicked by Gregory Maguire
  • Ghost Boys, Jewell Parker Rhodes
  • Hey Kiddo by Jarette Krasocska
  • New Kid by Jerry Craft
  • Refugee by Alan Gratz
  • Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
  • The Giver by Lois Lowry
  • Hatchet by Gary Paulsen
  • A Long Walk to Water by Linda Sue Park
  • A Tree Grows in Brookly by Betty Smith
  • brown girl dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson
  • A Good Kind of Trouble by Lisa Moore Ramee
  • House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros
  • The Diary of Anne Frank by Anne Frank

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The sentences are user friendly and students can fill in information. There are 31 pages total. These could be bell ringers consecutively for one month, but I suggest spreading them out over the course of a semester.

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2 Weeks
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking.
Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing.
Apply knowledge of language to understand how language functions in different contexts, to make effective choices for meaning or style, and to comprehend more fully when reading or listening.
Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words and phrases by using context clues, analyzing meaningful word parts, and consulting general and specialized reference materials, as appropriate.
Demonstrate understanding of figurative language, word relationships, and nuances in word meanings.


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