MENTOR TEXT CLUB by Jivey for Grades 3-5

MENTOR TEXT CLUB by Jivey for Grades 3-5
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  1. The Day You Begin by Jacqueline Woodson is an excellent mentor text for children of all ages! 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!WHAT IS INCLUDED IN THIS UNIT?a week of plans that t
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Monthly Mentor Text Club

I am so excited to offer this club to upper elementary teachers who love to use newer-released picture books as mentor texts in their classroom (or are looking to start)! We are going to work alongside each other all year to make sure you ROCK your lessons! I can't WAIT to get to have teacher input for each unit!

With Jivey's Mentor Text Club, you will receive a one week mentor text unit once a month for the 2019-2020 school year (August 2019-June 2020)! Plus, there will be an exclusive bonus lesson (coming soon!) that will only be available to club members! That's 12 weeks of COMPLETE lessons that you will be able to use again year after year!

THIS IS NOT A MEMBERSHIP. You pay for the club one time, and the 12 units you will receive over the course of the year will remain in your purchases. Once the 2019-2020 school year (August 2019-June 2020) is over, there will not be additional units added or any additional fees for the year's club.

*Please note- there is a schedule of release at the bottom of this description- this club bundle is GROWING and does not include 12 weeks of plans right now, as they will come over the course of the year!

All twelve units of one-week lesson plans are less than $3 each when you buy in at the club price! ▶▶▶THE INTRODUCTORY CLUB PRICE ended August 4, 2019.


  • 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!


Not only are you getting the lessons at a steep discount by purchasing the club rather than each individual unit, you are going to get exclusive opportunities like:

  1. giveaways of the books used for the lessons ONLY available to club members
  2. surveys to provide input on what books and skills you’d like to see incorporated
  3. immediate email notifications when each new unit is available
  4. Plus, a bonus lesson (coming soon) that won’t be available anywhere else!

The giveaways, surveys, and email notifications require me to collect your email address. The link to provide your email to me is in the BONUS download, available when you purchase the club. The giveaways and surveys will ONLY happen through email to ensure that only club members are involved.


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
  • 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

(Sorry, the picture books are NOT included... but you could win one through the club giveaway!)

These sets will 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.


Because of the uniqueness of the club (the MEMBERS get to help choose the books and skills each month), I do not have a list of all the books that will be used for the year. I can tell you they will all be picture books, with a mix of fiction and nonfiction. The teachers in the club will have input on what book will be used through a monthly survey! Each unit will be released by the 1st of each month.

AUGUST 2019 - THE DAY YOU BEGIN by Jacqueline Woodson

Figurative Language, Celebrating Differences, Mood, & Modifiers

EXCLUSIVE BONUS will be released by the end of August

SEPTEMBER 2019 will be released by the 1st of September

OCTOBER 2019 will be released by the 1st of October

NOVEMBER 2019 will be released by the 1st of November

DECEMBER 2019 will be released by the 1st of December

JANUARY 2020 will be released by the 1st of January

FEBRUARY 2020 will be released by the 1st of February

MARCH 2020 will be released by the 1st of March

APRIL 2020 will be released by the 1st of April

MAY 2020 will be released by the 1st of May

JUNE 2020 will be released by the 1st of June


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 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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