Grammar For High Schoolers With Mentor Sentences (Full-Year Curriculum)

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A Better Way To Teach
Grade Levels
9th - 11th, Homeschool
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300 pages
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This full-year grammar curriculum has everything you need to teach grammar to your high schoolers, and with almost no prep; plus it's customizable, standards-based, and highly engaging! This research-based curriculum uses the concept of teaching grammar with MENTOR SENTENCES because in order for students to learn grammar it has to be through an integrated approach.

Every lesson is well scaffolded, includes powerful mentor sentences and ample opportunities for writing practice, so that your students will not only understand the grammar concept, but they will also become better writers.

The lessons are fun, and the concepts stick!


  • Warm-up games that wake your students up
  • References to pop culture in the example sentences get students' attention (these are customizable slides that you can fill in with what interests your students)
  • Mentor sentences that showcase great writing
  • Sentence frames allow your students to have a clear path to mastery
  • Picture and video prompts that give your students something fun about which to write
  • Hands-on grammar games that allow your students to work more fully with grammar concepts
  • Interactive review games that allow your students to practice while having fun
  • High-interest quick-writes that allow students to further practice their craft


  • This curriculum works for your emerging learners, on level learners, and advanced students because there are multiple ways to alter the lessons to fit your students' needs.
  • I include a video tutorial that explains how you can differentiate lessons by breaking the longer lessons into multiple mini lessons, changing the complexity of the mentor sentences, and giving different options for the writing prompts.
  • All the google slides lessons and quizzes are customizable, so you have the freedom to change it to fit your needs
  • PLUS if you want some more specific ideas for differentiation for your class, I'm happy to work with you on your particular needs by giving you more ideas of how to tailor the curriculum for your students.
  • Other teachers have told me that these lessons challenge their "high flyers" and also meet the need of their emerging learners because it is intentionally scaffolded.


  • Common-core aligned for 9th and 10th grade grammar
  • Covers over 17 common core standards!


Use these resources year after year! Because so much of this curriculum is editable, you can change it to fit your students' needs. You can customize the examples, the mentor sentences, and even the video clips!

I provide tips and links throughout for ways to customize if you choose to!


  • 16 Anchor Lessons that cover parts of speech, phrases, verbals, active and passive voice, clauses, sentence types, parallel structure, and comma usage
  • 5 Hands-On Games
  • Over 50 Quick-Write Prompts
  • 50 Better Bell Ringers (Optional To Use)
  • 2 Review Games
  • 6 Quizzes
  • A Beginning-Of-The-Year Activity
  • A Mid-Year Revision Exercise
  • And End-Of-The-Year Reflection
  • A Suggested Calendar For Pacing and Sequence
  • Bonus Mentor Sentence Coloring Sheets
  • An Engaging, Research-Based Grammar Curriculum!


  • Sentence examples, pictures, and videos are carefully selected with equity in mind. You will see a variety of people in my examples.
  • Lessons are designed for you to break them into smaller chunks depending on your class time and preference. I give you tips for how to do this.
  • I include formal and informal ways to assess mastery of the concepts (short writing, quizzes, and essay revision)
  • I am regularly making this curriculum better and easier to use. You will get lifetime updates.

Lessons Included In This Curriculum:

PLUS you'll get a detailed pacing guide, so you know exactly what pace to move through all the lessons!

Want to try a FREE grammar lesson to see if this works for you? Grab a free lesson HERE.

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Are you curious to know more about mentor sentences and how to use them? Check out my full explanation with examples in this blog post: What Is A Mentor Sentence?

Total Pages
300 pages
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Teaching Duration
1 Year
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Use a variety of techniques to sequence events so that they build on one another to create a coherent whole.
Use precise words and phrases, telling details, and sensory language to convey a vivid picture of the experiences, events, setting, and/or characters.
Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking.
Use parallel structure.
Use various types of phrases (noun, verb, adjectival, adverbial, participial, prepositional, absolute) and clauses (independent, dependent; noun, relative, adverbial) to convey specific meanings and add variety and interest to writing or presentations.


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