Choose your own mentor sentences from your read alouds to engage students in grammar and craft lessons you determine they need.
I’ve read so much about the power of mentor sentences, and I’m so excited to try them with my students. But, I wanted a resource that would allow me to choose the sentences using our class read alouds and featuring elements my students need.
Please use this free resource to tailor mentor sentences to your students as well. Type your selected mentor sentence in the text box on the front and back and copy double sided sets.
Guide students in a discussion of noticing and noting the language and craft elements that make the sentence great. There are three bullets for the student’s initial noticing, two for new observations after partner or class discussion, and one space for the element they think is the most significant. On the back, guide students in labeling the parts of speech of each word. Then, ask students to imitate the mentor sentence with a scaffold and without.
You can do this in one weekly writing session or as a warm-up to writing by doing one part of the sheet each day.
I can’t wait to get my students talking about language and craft standards in a more fun way, and hopefully see them imitating great authors in their writing.