Help your students become more creative writers and to better understand grammar skills by using this "Teaching Writing and Grammar with Mentor Sentences" (set #3) creative writing exercise pack. It's all in adding details! With this pack, you focus on single sentences. When I say mentor, I mean they are teaching sentences. They are not from a text or book. They are simply sentences that are written correctly that are used to teach.
Before I begin, don't forget to check out my other sets of mentor sentences
Here are all of my mentor sentence packs:
BUNDLED pack – Click HERE
Writing and Grammar Set 1 – Click HERE
Writing and Grammar Set 2 – Click HERE
Writing and Grammar Set 3 – Click HERE
Writing and Grammar Seasonal Set– Click HERE
I am so excited about this writing unit, which can be used daily or weekly. It could be used whole group or small group.
It will help your kids learn the importance of adding details to sentences. It will help them turn bland and boring sentences into sentences that create images for the reader. By using these cards, the skills they learn will surely carry over to their everyday writing in all of the different genres of writing.
In addition to improving writing skills, there is also a focus on grammar. This set comes with a complete set of questions you can use as a guide when discussing these cards. You will work with students on doing things like breaking the sentences into subject and predicate, taking nouns and turning them into pronouns, and the list goes on and on.
This is a set of 26 basic sentence cards. Each card is colorful and has a picture related to the sentence. On the cards, there are arrows pointing to where an adjective can be inserted onto the card. Students will also learn through your direction that they can add other details such as who, what, where, when, why, and how to some sentences. Each card allows for an opportunity to discuss the importance of using details in writing.
These cards can be used as a center activity or you can use them whole group as a daily/weekly mini lesson. There are so many activities you could do with one sentence, that you could spend a week on one card if you wanted. There are lots of ways you can use these cards, so be creative.
Your students will love adding their creative touch to these sentences, and it will be fun to see all of the different versions your class can come up with to turn a bland sentence into a colorful one.
For more creative lesson ideas, click on 'elementary lesson plans' by my picture above.