You will LOVE this Mentor Writing MINI Excerpts Mentor Sentences Unit perfect for students in Third Grade, Fourth, & Fifth Grade! These are great to use to TEACH Author’s Craft and Grammar using Mentor Texts. I have compiled a set of 25 Mentor Texts to use to create this unit. You will LOVE using this in your classroom.
Mentor Writing Teacher Tips
⚫I usually make packets of these for my students to keep in their writing notebooks.
⚫However, you can project the larger page with mentor excerpt on SMART BOARD or overhead. You can use as whole group (warm-ups, writing activity), teacher station, independent activity or partner activity.
⚫I have provided the mentor text with a page of activities that can be used, or with the mentor text and the students have to notice things in the excerpt (such as: adjectives, punctuation, and more).
⚫Many times we do one together as a class and they do the other independently where I can check their understanding.
⚫I have them use the skills we focus on to strengthen their writing they are currently working on.
Mentor Writing Texts Used
⚫Public Domain Poetry
⚫Public Domain Text for longer Excerpts [Peter Pan, etc]
⚫Sentences from student's favorite novels
Grammar Skills Targeted
⚫Commas In a Series
Answer Key provided on some activities as most of the activities answer are varied depending on student response.
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