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Mentor Sentence Units (VOLUME 2) Bundle (Grades 3-5): 40 Weeks!

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    1. What is in this GIANT bundle?All 40 Mentor Sentence LessonsAll 40 Interactive ActivitiesMODIFICATIONS for Revision and Imitation DaysAll 40 Weeks of Vivid Vocabularyand Better Than Basal: 100+ Reading Activities & 40 Writing Prompts...ALL FOR 40 MENTOR TEXTS! Maximize your teaching time by using
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    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 bundle is just what you need to implement mentor sentences in your classroom all year!

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

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

    If you need more proof that the numerous volumes of mentor sentence curricula created by Ideas by Jivey are a best practice in the classroom, download the case study! The download presents the data collected over the 2016-2017 school year in the form of a case study.



    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!

    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. ★ The quizzes are included as printables and also digital-classroom-ready, provided as Google Slides. ★

    I have bundled ALL FOUR of my Mentor Sentence Units in Volume 2, 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: Vol 2 FIRST Ten Weeks: Mentor Sentence Unit, Vol 2 SECOND Ten Weeks: Mentor Sentence Unit, Vol 2 THIRD Ten Weeks: Mentor Sentence Unit and Vol 2 FOURTH Ten Weeks: Mentor Sentence Unit.

    This download also includes the "At-A-Glance" for all 40 books in Volume 2!

    All of the books and lessons in this bundle are:

    -The Golden Rule By Ilene Cooper

    proper nouns

    -The Name Jar By Yangsook Choi

    proper nouns

    -Spaghetti in a Hot Dog Bun By Maria Dismondy


    -When Lightning Comes in a Jar By Patricia Polacco

    vivid verbs

    -Firefly Mountain By Patricia Thomas

    vivid verbs (personification)

    -14 Cows For America By Carmen Agra Deedy

    subjects and predicates

    -Those Shoes By Maribeth Boelts

    conjunctions in compound sentences

    -The Memory String By Eve Bunting

    compound sentences

    -The Adventures of Spider:How Spider Got a Thin Waist By Joyce Cooper Arkhurst

    compound predicates

    -The Spider and the Fly By Mary Howitt


    -Cloud Dance By Thomas Locker


    -In November By Cynthia Rylant


    -Tikki Tikki Tembo By Arlene Mosel

    compound sentences

    -The Great Turkey Race By Steve Metzger

    complex sentences

    -The Honest-to-Goodness Truth By Patricia C. McKissack


    -The Snow Globe Family By Jane O’Connor

    comparative/superlative adjectives

    -Snowmen at Christmas By Caralyn Buehner


    -Martin’s Big Words By Doreen Rappaport

    prepositional phrases

    -Snow Day! By Lester Laminack

    adjectives and adverbs

    -The Day the Crayons Quit By Drew Daywalt

    types of sentences

    -Grace For President By Kelly DiPucchio


    -George Washington’s Teeth By Deborah Chandra & Madeleine Comora

    order of adjectives

    -Night Rabbits By Lee Posey


    -Crickwing By Janell Cannon

    complex sentences

    -Pinduli By Janell Cannon

    relative pronouns

    -Twilight Comes Twice By Ralph Fletcher


    -My School’s a Zoo! By Stu Smith

    possessive pronouns

    -Chicken Sunday By Patricia Polacco


    -Titanicat By Marty Crisp

    prepositional phrases

    -Voices in the Park By Anthony Browne

    adverbs and adjectives

    -Can It Rain Cats and Dogs? By Melvin and Gilda Berger

    commas in a series

    -Water Dance By Thomas Locker


    -You Wouldn’t Want to Sail With Christopher Columbus! By Fiona MacDonald


    -Postcards from Pluto By Loreen Leedy

    possessive pronoun its

    -Animals Nobody Loves By Seymour Simon

    compound sentences

    -OWLS By Gail Gibbons

    compound subjects

    -If You Traveled on the Underground Railroad By Ellen Levine

    clauses in complex sentences

    -Snowflake Bentley By Jacqueline Briggs Martin


    -My Brother Martin By Christine King Farris

    irregular past tense verbs

    -A River Ran Wild By Lynne Cherry

    complex sentences

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



    Volume 2 Interactive Language Arts Notebook Companion Bundle: includes an interactive activity for each focus skill in the mentor sentence sets.

    Volume 2 Vivid Vocabulary Companion Bundle: includes vocabulary activities to use the words IN CONTEXT from the same books in all the mentor sentence sets.

    Volume 2 Mentor Sentences Modifications ADD-ON Pack: supports 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 30 Popular Mentor Texts, as well as the Nonfiction Companion!


    ★ Get the BIG bundle with all Volume 2 Mentor Sentences, Interactive Notebooks, Modifications, Vocabulary Activities, and Reading and Writing activities for all 40 mentor texts in the volume! Check out the Biggest and BEST Yearlong Bundle for Volume 2!

    Check out these other separate mentor sentence mini-units to integrate other content!



    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 a year later as “extra” lessons with more of my favorite books that I used throughout the year.

    Included in this bundle, there is an "At-A-Glance" document for all 40 books in Volume 2! This download will help you see all of the skills covered in Volume 2 units if you’d like to “bounce around” within the units.



    There is a Volume 1 and a Volume 3 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 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


    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 © 2015 Ideas By Jivey, LLC

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    Permission to copy for single classroom use only.

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    Not for public display.

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    to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
    Use the relationship between particular words (e.g., synonyms, antonyms, homographs) to better understand each of the words.
    Interpret figurative language, including similes and metaphors, in context.
    Demonstrate understanding of figurative language, word relationships, and nuances in word meanings.
    Expand, combine, and reduce sentences for meaning, reader/listener interest, and style.
    Use knowledge of language and its conventions when writing, speaking, reading, or listening.


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