Mentor Sentences are making the sweep around the nation. And for good reason. They are awesome! If you have been looking for a way to expose your students to finely crafted sentences using correct grammar, then you have found it.Thanks be to Krista Wallden for her super cute alien clipart.
I have paired ten of my favorite Mentor Texts with ten grammar concepts more advanced concepts that fourth graders are asked to study. The lessons can be used at any time during the year and still be beneficial to your students. Can you say standardized testing review? These books should be available in any school or public library for you to use in your classroom.
Week 11: Cinder Edna by Ellen Jackson articles
Week 12: Miss Rhumphius by Barbara Cooney prepositions
Week 13: Sweetest Fig by Chris van Allsburg clauses
Week 14: Important Book by Margaret Wise Brown poetry – repetition
Week 15: Crazy Hair Day by Barney Saltzberg proper nouns
Week 16: My Brother Dan’s Delicious by Steven L. Layne compound subjects
Week 17: Trevor’s Wiggly Wobbly Tooth by Lester Laminack compound predicates
Week 18: Encounter by Jane Yolen figurative language
Week 19: Enemy Pie by Derek Munson Quotation Interrupters
Week 20: The Day the Crayons Quit by Drew Daywalt Comparative Adj/Adv
Included in this packet is the Five Day step-by-step breakdown of the Mentor Sentence Process. There is a two page spread to help your students set up their notebooks each week. A header page for each book leads into a three page set of instructions. The teacher page gives you a breakdown of each day and suggests lessons to enhance your students learning. There’s a print out sheet for the Day One Mentor Sentence to give your students. The third page is a short quiz to assess their learning with multiple choice, short answer, and fill in the blank style questions.
Please do not share this packet with other teachers. You can purchase ‘additional license’ for them at a reduced price.
If you like this set, make sure to check out the one that started it all!
Mentor Packet Set 01