With the use of mentor sentences from young adult novels, Mentor Minutes provides a step-by-step approach to teach 7th graders the grammar that they need to know while also molding them into excellent young writers.
This resource can be used as a bell ringer or as mini lessons.
There are nine units included in the entire Mentor Minutes resource. This sampler contains the first two units for FREE!
Each unit contains five lessons. Grammar concepts are explained in the first lesson of each unit, and then practice follows in the next four lessons. The lessons build on each other and are spiraling in nature.
Mentor Minutes was created with seventh graders in mind. For example, the very first lesson begins with prepositional phrases because subjects and verbs can never be found inside of prepositional phrases, and this often confuses middle school students. By teaching these first, students can identify them, place parenthesis around them, and look elsewhere in the sentence for the subject and verb of the sentence.
These lessons are crafted with the following:
• Mentor sentences provided from literature, mostly from young adult novels ~ Your students may even decide to read one of the books from which a mentor
• Easy to understand explanations, directions, and examples
• Quick and meaningful activities to ensure students’ success with each concept
• Opportunities for students to mimic the mentor sentences and craft original, simple, compound, complex, and compound-complex sentences of their own
If you like this sample, consider purchasing our entire Mentor Minutes resource. It contains all nine units - nine weeks worth of lessons with mentor sentences plus task cards and games to accompany each unit. Plus more!
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