Just Posted! NEW! MENTOR SENTENCES 2nd Nine Weeks Teaching Posters and Lessons! Great for interactive notebooks or daily language practice. This download has everything you need for the 2nd nine weeks of school for mentor sentence instruction and skill practice.
Download my preview! It is just ONE of the 9 sets of mentor sentence packets you will receive with this packet! There are 9 lessons that go with the following books (answer keys included):
*Why Do Leaves Change Color? by Betsy Maestro and Illustrated by Loretta Krupinski
*Mercy Watson: Princess in Disguise by Kate DiCamillo and Illustrated by Chris Van Dusen
*Stellaluna by Janell Cannon
*Sunshine Makes the Seasons by Franklyn M. Branley and Illustrated by Michael Rex
*A Turkey for Thanksgiving by Eve Bunting and Illustrated by Diane de Groat
*Balloons Over Broadway by Melissa Sweet
*Spots of Light (A Book About Stars) by Dana Meachen Rau and Illustrated by Denise Shea
*The Mighty Santa Fe by William H. Hooks and Illustrated by Angela Trotta Thomas
*The Legend of the Poinsettia by Tomie dePaola
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, and Compare)
This packet provides weekly packets for October, November, and December.
*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 second 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