I developed these easy-to-use interactive Mentor Sentence and Vocabulary Activities based on the book "Island: The Story of the Galapagos" to help my students to understand more difficult vocabulary in text.
Included, you'll find:
1) A one -page copy of the mentor sentence for teacher's display purposes
2) A one-page cut out for the students' mentor sentence journal with tasks for Monday-Thursday.
3) A one-page list of vocabulary and definitions (I used these in a journal as well, letting students highlight key words).
4) Three additional vocabulary activities for independent work: a matching activity, a mystery/clue activity, and a tell-it/write-it/draw it activity.
5) A vocabulary assessment