MENTOR TEXT CLUB by Jivey 2ND EDITION for Grades 3-5

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    The 2021-2022 Monthly Mentor Text Club Bundle is complete!

    There are now 12 weeks of COMPLETE lessons ready to use again year after year!

    All twelve units of one-week lesson plans are less than $3.50 each when you buy in at the club bundle price!


    • A teacher who uses Jivey's mentor sentences and mentor text resources, and would like to change it up with some new books
    • An educator who is looking for detailed lesson plans to guide their use of mentor texts across content
    • Someone who wants to incorporate picture books monthly with other required curricula
    • A bookaholic who loves all things picture books

    Using mentor texts is one of the best ways to maximize your teaching time. You are able to teach multiple skills, subjects, and topics with just one book!


    You will notice that the units align in best practices with my other resources, so if you are already using other components like Mentor Sentences, Better Than Basal, or Everything But The Books, they can easily be incorporated into your plans without breaking stride.

    • a week of plans that integrate multiple skills and subjects
    • detailed explicit lessons, including teacher samples
    • a week-at-a-glance plan
    • digitally converted activities in Google Slides and Forms, when applicable
    • mentor sentence lesson
    • reading and writing lessons
    • integration of other subjects (science, social studies, or social/emotional skills)
    • printables for skill practice
    • at least one other text (poem, article, paired passages)* to integrate with your lessons *this will vary each unit depending on skills covered!
    • short assessments

    (The mentor text books are NOT included. If you don't own a copy of the book, and can't purchase it, check your local library or you might even find an online read-aloud of the text with a simple Google search!)

    These sets do NOT use any of the books or articles previously used in other resources!


    My Mentor Sentences and Better Than Basal resources do not provide explicit sequenced weekly lesson plans. This is so that you can move in and out of each unit as you need and go in any order you'd like. The units in the club are just like my Everything But The Books and the FIRST EDITION of the Mentor Text Club resources with explicit lesson plans, and should be taught over the course of the week in the order presented in the unit.


    August 2021: SAY SOMETHING! By Peter H. Reynolds

    Community Building, Key Details, Opinion Writing, Conditionals

    September 2021: We Are Water Protectors by Carole Lindstrom

    Figurative Language, Complete Sentences, Notetaking, Evidence-Based Responses

    October 2021: The Very Last Leaf by Stef Wade

    Perspective/Point of View, Vocabulary, Puns, Prepositional Phrases

    November 2021: The Crayon Man by Natascha Biebow

    Text Structure, Biographies, Paired Texts, Vivid Verbs

    December 2021: Wintercake by Lynne Rae Perkins

    Theme, Vocabulary, Descriptive Writing, Strong Word Choice

    January 2022: Finding Winnie by Lindsay Mattick

    Purpose for Dialogue, Types of Nonfiction, Fact-Based Opinions, Quotation Marks


    ADDED JANUARY 2022: Avalanche Dog Heroes by Elizabeth Rusch

    Text Features, Summarizing, Integrating Information, Modifiers

    February 2022: Back of the Bus by Aaron Reynolds

    Historical Fiction, Voice and Perspective, Mood, and Similes

    March 2022: Dinosaur Lady by Linda Skeers

    Shades of Meaning, Main Idea and Details, Response to Literature, Context Clues

    April 2022: Because by Mo Willems

    Cause and Effect, Summarizing, Narrative Writing, Homophones

    May 2022: Elizabeth Started All the Trouble by Doreen Rappaport

    Primary Sources (Women's Suffrage), Supporting Reasons and Details, Opinion Writing, Relative Pronouns

    June 2022: The Paper Kingdom by Helena Ku Rhee

    Making Inferences, Interpreting Visuals, Writing Dialogue, Irregular Verbs


    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.*

    Copyright © 2021-2022 Ideas By Jivey, LLC

    All rights reserved by author, Jessica Ivey.

    Permission to copy for single classroom use only.

    Electronic distribution limited to single classroom use only.

    Not for public display.

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