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Mentor Sentence Units (JUST THE BASICS) Bundle (Grades 3-5): 40 Weeks!

Mentor Sentence Units (JUST THE BASICS) Bundle (Grades 3-5): 40 Weeks!
Product Description
Mentor sentences are the perfect way to teach grammar and author's craft through examples of excellent sentences from your favorite read-aloud books! This unit is just what you need if you have upper grade students without grammar background knowledge.

All of the lessons in this set cover foundational, basic skills and are compiled from Volumes 1, 2, and 3. I have had requests for this from teachers who teach special education or students with very low grammar and writing skills.

THESE ARE NOT BRAND NEW MENTOR SENTENCE LESSONS.


Not familiar with mentor sentences? Read all about them here!

**Watch a video of Mentor Sentences in ACTION!**

You might also be interested in the Just the Basics Mentor Sentences Modifications ADD-ON Pack which will support students with disabilities, English as a Second Language, or slow writers.

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WHAT’S INCLUDED?
There is a 9-page introduction in the FIRST unit with pictures included of how I use mentor sentences in my room (VERY detailed, day-by-day). In each unit, I walk you through each day's lesson for 40 weeks- all the work is done! I've even done all the thinking for you when it comes to revising and imitating! :) Just think, what a deal- less than $1 per week! Each lesson includes the teacher sentence page, the student sentence page, a lesson plan page with possibilities for all 4 days, and a quiz aligned with CCSS with answer key.

I have bundled ALL FOUR of my Mentor Sentence Units in the Just the Basics Sets, saving you $6 if you buy the bundle! You'll be set for the whole school year! Here are the links to each unit so you can see what is in this bundle: Just the Basics Set 1, Just the Basics Set 2, Just the Basics Set 3 and Just the Basics Set 4.

All of the books and lessons in this bundle are:

Do Unto Otters by Laurie Keller
adjectives

Mr. Peabody’s Apples by Madonna
simple predicates (verbs)

The Adventures of Spider: How Spider Got a Thin Waist by Joyce Cooper Arkhurst
simple predicates (verbs)

The Keeping Quilt by Patricia Polacco
commas in a series

My Rotten Redheaded Older Brother by Patricia Polacco
commas in a series, subject/predicate

Dear Juno by Soyung Pak
adverbs, subject/predicate

Fireboat by Maira Kalman
proper nouns

Saturdays and Teacakes by Lester Laminack
proper nouns

Come On, Rain! by Karen Hesse
vivid verbs

When Lightning Comes in a Jar by Patricia Polacco
vivid verbs

Roller Coaster by Marla Frazee
prepositions

Over and Under the Snow by Kate Messner
verb tenses

Our Tree Named Steve by Alan Zweibel
prepositional phrases

Martin’s Big Words by Doreen Rappaport
prepositional phrases

Titanicat by Marty Crisp
prepositional phrases

Cherries and Cherry Pits by Vera B. Williams
prepositional phrases

In My Momma’s Kitchen by Jerdine Nolen
conjunctions and proper nouns

Hey Little Ant! by Phillip M. Hoose
interjections

Verdi by Janell Cannon
comparative/superlative adjectives

The Snow Globe Family by Jane O'Connor
comparative/superlative adjectives

Somebody Loves You, Mr. Hatch by Eileen Spinelli
adjectives

Enemy Pie by Derek Munson
adjectives and subject/predicate

Those Shoes by Maribeth Boelts
conjunctions in compound sentences

If You Find a Rock by Peggy Christian
adjectives and simple/compound identification

Animals Nobody Loves by Seymour Simon
conjunctions in compound sentences

OWLS by Gail Gibbons
simple/compound identification

Fireflies! Julie Brinckloe
subjects/predicates in compound sentences

The Empty Pot by Demi
simple/compound identification

The Memory String by Eve Bunting
simple/compound identification

Voices in the Park by Anthony Browne
adjectives and adverbs

My School’s A Zoo! by Stu Smith
possessive pronouns

The Boy Who Loved Words by Roni Schotter
possessive pronouns

Each Kindness by Jacqueline Woodson
possessive nouns

Spaghetti in a Hot Dog Bun by Maria Dismondy
possessive nouns

True Story of The Three Little Pigs by Jon Scieszka
possessives

I Wanna Iguana by Karen Kaufman Orloff
possessives and contractions

Postcards from Pluto by Loreen Leedy
possessives and contractions

Why Mosquitos Buzz in People’s Ears by Verna Aardema
quotation marks

Last Stop on Market Street by Matt de la Pena
quotation marks

Chicken Sunday by Patricia Polacco
quotation marks

I chose books that would be in most personal libraries or school media centers. All of these are personal favorites of mine!

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WHAT ELSE DO I NEED?
Get the Interactive Language Arts Notebook Companions to help review the focus skills each week. Every mentor sentence unit has a companion interactive notebook to help you teach and/or review the skill for the week!

You might also be interested in the Just the Basics Mentor Sentences Modifications ADD-ON Pack which will support students with disabilities, English as a Second Language, or slow writers.

You’ll also love to use these mentor texts in reading and writing, too! Make sure to get BETTER THAN BASAL: Complete NO PREP Reading & Writing Units for 40 Popular Mentor Texts!

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HELP ME PLAN!
You don’t need to do all of the mentor sentence lessons in the order they come in the units. When I created units 1, 2, and 3, I put them in the order I used them in my classroom, so these lessons are in an order that spirals and gets progressively more difficult, but it is not necessary to stay in that order. Unit 4 was created to cover skills that you can insert throughout the year.

Included in this bundle, there is an "At-A-Glance" document for all 40 books in the Just the Basics sets. This download will help you see all of the skills covered in the Just the Basics units if you’d like to “bounce around” within the units.

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WHAT ABOUT OTHER GRADE LEVELS?

There are three volumes for grades 3-5 to help prevent repetition of mentor sentence lessons among grades in the same school.
Check out what’s in Volume 1!
Check out what’s in Volume 2!
Check out what’s in Volume 3!


Mentor Sentences can be done in ALL grades! Please tell your teacher friends about mentor sentences for their grade:
Kindergarten & ELL (Early Emergent Readers)
First Grade
Second Grade

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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 © 2013-2016 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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Total Pages
242 pages
Answer Key
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Teaching Duration
1 Year
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