Daily Grammar Mentor Sentences Unit: Celebrating Diversity (Grades 3-5)

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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!

Making sure students feel represented in culture, gender, race, religion, and family structures is so important. This unit is just what you need to integrate some books into your lessons that also celebrate diversity and help your students see themselves in the story.

These can be used as either an add-on to your year of mentor sentences, or used to get started with mentor sentences in your classroom. They do NOT have to be done in the order they are presented in this unit, although I did choose several foundational skill lessons in case you do start the year with this set.

Looking for this unit in a Grades 1-2 version? CLICK HERE!

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

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

If you need more proof that the numerous volumes of mentor sentence curricula created by Ideas by Jivey are a best practice in the classroom, download the case study! The download presents the data collected over the 2016-2017 school year in the form of a case study.



I walk you through each day's lesson for 10 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, and a quiz aligned with CCSS with answer key. ★ The quizzes are included as printables and also digital-classroom-ready, provided as Google Slides. ★

Please download the preview file to see the layout.

There is a 9-page introduction in this FIRST unit with pictures included of how I use mentor sentences in my room (VERY detailed, day-by-day), followed by 10 lessons for the following books:

-Red: A Crayon’s Story by Michael Hall


-The Sandwich Swap by Queen Rania and Kelly DiPucchio


-Ruby’s Wish by Shirin Yim Bridges

proper nouns

-The Patchwork Quilt by Valerie Flournoy


-The Water Princess by Susan Verde

compound predicates

-One Green Apple by Eve Bunting

ordering adjectives

-The Rainbow Tulip by Pat Mora

compound sentence

-I Dissent by Debbie Levy


-Mr. Lincoln’s Way by Patricia Polacco


-Nadia’s Hands by Karen English

prepositional phrases

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



There are COMPANION SETS to get the most bang for your buck with these mentor texts!

Celebrating Diversity Interactive Language Arts Notebook Companion: includes an interactive activity for each focus skill in this mentor sentence set.

Celebrating Diversity Vivid Vocabulary Companion: includes vocabulary activities to use the words IN CONTEXT from the same books in this mentor sentence set.

★ You’ll also love to use these mentor texts in reading and writing, too! Make sure to get BETTER THAN BASAL: Celebrating Diversity Reading & Writing Units for 10 Popular Mentor Texts!


★ Get the BUNDLE with all Mentor Sentences, Interactive Notebooks, Vocabulary Activities, and Reading and Writing activities for all 10 mentor texts in the companion sets! Check out the BUNDLE for Celebrating DIVERSITY here!

Check out these other separate mentor sentence mini-units to integrate other content!


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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