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MENTOR TEXT CLUB by Jivey for Grades 3-5

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3rd - 5th, Homeschool
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    The Good Egg - EXCLUSIVE Unit For Club Members Only


    The 2019-2020 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 resources with explicit lesson plans, and should be taught in the order presented in the unit.


    AUGUST 2019 - THE DAY YOU BEGIN by Jacqueline Woodson

    Figurative Language, Celebrating Differences, Mood, & Modifiers

    EXCLUSIVE BONUS - THE GOOD EGG by Jory John & Pete Oswald

    Character Changes, STEM Challenge- Engineering, How-To Writing, Puns

    SEPTEMBER 2019 - COUNTING ON KATHERINE by Helaine Becker

    Famous Black Women, Main Idea and Details, Outlines, Compound Predicates

    OCTOBER 2019 - THE SCARECROW by Beth Ferry

    Theme and Character, Varying Sentences, Writing Stanzas, Compound Sentences


    Text Structure, Primary Sources, Analyzing Photographs, Vivid Verbs

    DECEMBER 2019 - OSKAR AND THE EIGHT BLESSINGS by Richard and Tanya Simon

    Summarizing, Inferring, Expository Writing, Similes

    JANUARY 2020 - HER RIGHT FOOT by Dave Eggers

    Firsthand & Secondhand Accounts, Compare/Contrast Texts, Viewpoints, Adverbs

    FEBRUARY 2020 - THIS IS THE ROPE by Jacqueline Woodson

    Types of Details & Evidence, Opinion Writing, Cause & Effect, Prepositional Phrases

    MARCH 2020 - MALALA'S MAGIC PENCIL by Malala Yousafzai

    Summarizing, Evidence-Based Responses, Vocabulary, Complex Sentences

    APRIL 2020 - THE BRAVEST MAN IN THE WORLD by Patricia Polacco

    Point of View Writing, Historical and Nonfiction, Paired Texts, Dialogue

    MAY 2020 - THE OLDEST STUDENT by Rita Lorraine Hubbard

    Opinion Writing, Comparing Information, Key Details, Colon Usage

    JUNE 2020 - IF I BUILT A SCHOOL by Chris Van Dusen

    Descriptive Expository Writing, Vocabulary, Relative Pronouns, Elements of Poetry


    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 © 2019-2020 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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