MENTOR SENTENCES 1st Nine Weeks Teaching Posters and Lessons! Great for interactive notebooks or daily language practice. This download has everything you need for the 1st nine weeks of school for mentor sentence instruction and skill practice.
Download my preview! This is just ONE of the 9 sets of mentor sentence packets you will receive with this packet! There are 9 lessons for the following books (answer keys included):
*First Day Jitters by Julie Danneberg and Illustrated by Judy Love
*Have You Filled a Bucket Today? by Carol McCloud and Illustrated by David Messing
*The Energy Bus for Kids by Jon Gordon and Illustrated by Korey Scott
*Wemberly Worried by Kevin Henkes
*What is the World Made Of? by Kathleen Weidner Zoehfeld and Illustrated by Paul Meisel
*Scaredy Mouse by Alan MacDonald and Illustrated by Tim Warnes
*Autumn Leaves by Ken Robbins
*Kate and the Beanstalk by Mary Pope Osborne and Illustrated by Giselle Potter
*The True Story of the Three Little Pigs by Jon Scieszka and Illustrated by Lane Smith
Take a look at what all is included with this packed ready to use resource: (164 pages)
*Mentor Sentence Teaching Posters (Four colorful classroom posters to display…Observe, Identify, Improve, Create & Compare)
This packet provides weekly packets for back to school books with the following: (fairy tales and types of matter included)
*Book introductions for whole group readings and discussion questions (can also display on Smartboard for students to answer on paper if you’d like)
*Lesson ideas/plans for the week
*Whole class teaching sentences (to display on whiteboard)
*Student tickets for weekly sentence to place in notebooks/examples-key included to give you ideas
*Worksheets/activities to support ELA skills (four per book)
*Interactive notebook sheets to correspond with each day of the week
We all use literature for reading and writing instruction with our students. Mentor sentences support ELA lessons by using the same wonderful book resources in your classroom. Mentor sentences are authentic sentences taken straight from books you read with your students. They offer students opportunities to explore well written, correct sentences from the context of a story instead of an isolated sentence that has no relevance or meaning to text. They are different from daily oral language activities because students don’t learn from an “incorrect sentence” that they are expected to fix. Instead, students are invited to examine, label, and imitate these sentences during quick mini-lessons each day.
Students can either study the sentence prior to reading the book or after. Either way, many skills can be taught and students don’t even realize they are learning! I invite you to use this packet for the first nine weeks of your school year! Refer to the lesson plans included in this packet or go with the natural flow of what your students discover about these sentences.
Let me know if you have any questions. I hope you enjoy using my resources. Thanks so much! -Yvonne Dixon