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

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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.




First Ten Weeks (Volume 3)

Second Ten Weeks (Volume 3)

Third Ten Weeks (Volume 3)

Fourth Ten Weeks (Volume 3)

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. ★

All of the books and lessons in this bundle are:

-Do Unto Otters by Laurie Keller

used as first lesson; adjectives

-Mr. Peabody’s Apples by Madonna


-The Keeping Quilt by Patricia Polacco

commas in a series

-The Boy Who Loved Words by Roni Schotter

possessive pronouns

-Dear Juno by Soyung Pak


-Fireboat by Maira Kalman

proper nouns

-In My Momma’s Kitchen by Jerdine Nolen

compound sentence

-Scarecrow by Cynthia Rylant

abstract nouns

-Encounter by Jane Yolen


-Hello, Harvest Moon by Ralph Fletcher


-The Empty Pot by Demi

compound sentence

-Why Mosquitoes Buzz In People’s Ears by Verna Aardema

quotation marks

-Thank You, Sarah by Laura Halse Anderson

plural and imperative sentence

-A Wish To Be A Christmas Tree by Colleen Monroe

vivid verbs

-The Legend of the Poinsettia by Tomie dePaola

prepositional phrases

-Too Many Tamales by Gary Soto

complex sentences

-Each Kindness by Jacqueline Woodson

possessive nouns

-Over and Under the Snow by Kate Messner

subject/verb agreement

-Cherries and Cherry Pits by Vera B. Williams

prepositional phrases

-The Pain and the Great One by Judy Blume

interrogative sentence

-Salt In His Shoes by Deloris Jordan

correlative conjunctions

-Somebody Loves You, Mr. Hatch by Eileen Spinelli


-Amazing Grace by Mary Hoffman

ordering adjectives

-Wilma Unlimited by Kathleen Krull

vivid verbs

-Rosie Revere, Engineer by Andrea Beaty

compound predicates

-Fiona’s Luck by Teresa Bateman

figurative vs. literal language

-The Royal Bee by Frances and Ginger Park


-Hey, Little Ant by Phillip M. Hoose


-My Mama Had a Dancing Heart by Libba Gray

compound adjectives

-Up North at the Cabin by Marsha Wilson Chall

metaphors and similes

-Last Stop on Market Street by Matt De La Pena


-Train to Somewhere by Eve Bunting

relative pronouns

-Night of the Veggie Monster by George McClements

complex sentences

-Jumanji by Chris Van Allsburg

complex sentences

-Mufaro’s Beautiful Daughters by John Steptoe

relative adverbs

-Cindy Ellen by Susan Lowell

superlative adjectives

-Gleam and Glow by Eve Bunting


-Bigmama’s by Donald Crews

inverted subject/verb

-When I Was Young in the Mountains by Cynthia Rylant

compound sentence with three clauses

-The Dinosaurs of Waterhouse Hawkins by Barbara Kerley

vivid verbs

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



Volume 3 Interactive Language Arts Notebook Companion Bundle: includes an interactive activity for each focus skill in the mentor sentence sets.

Volume 3 Vivid Vocabulary Companion Bundle: includes vocabulary activities to use the words IN CONTEXT from the same books in all the mentor sentence sets.

Volume 3 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 40 Popular Mentor Texts!


★ Get the BIG bundle with all Volume 3 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 3!

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 3! This download will help you see all of the skills covered in Volume 3 units if you’d like to “bounce around” within the units.



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


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.*

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All rights reserved by author, Jessica Ivey.

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With guidance and support from peers and adults, develop and strengthen writing as needed by planning, revising, and editing.
Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development and organization are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.


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