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- If you're looking for a better way to model and teach your fifth graders revising and editing, mentor sentences are the perfect tool. These pages students take the grammar concepts they are learning about and apply it in their own writing, right away. Updated for 2020: I've included Google Slides$24.99$33.46Save $8.47
Do your students need help using grade level conjunctions and transition words in their writing? Are you having a hard time fitting grammar instruction into your day? Do you want an efficient system for grammar practice that is efficient and effective? Try Mentor Sentences! Updated for 2020: I have included a Google Slides version of the worksheets that is perfect for distance learning. Blue text boxes indicate where students can type their answers.
These pages cover fifth grade Common Core State Standards for:
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.5.6: Acquire and use accurately grade-appropriate general academic and domain-specific words and phrases, including those that signal contrast, addition, and other logical relationships (e.g., however, although, nevertheless, similarly, moreover, in addition).
The topics for each worksheet include:
✅ Coordinating conjunctions
✅ Transitional words and phrases that show addition
✅ Transitional words and phrases that show comparison
✅ Transitional words and phrases that show emphasis
✅ Transitional words and phrases that show details
✅ Transitional words and phrases that show example or illustration
✅ Transitional words and phrases that show summary
✅ Transitional words and phrases that show contrast
✅ Transitional words and phrases that show cause and effect
✅ Transitional words and phrases that show time sequence
This product includes:
✅ 10 Mentor Sentences worksheets: Each worksheet has 2 Mentor Sentences for students to analyze and compare
✅ 10 Definitions and Examples boxes: These can either be glued onto the page itself or into an Editing/Writing/GUM notebook as a study guide for future reference. These come 8 to a page in order to conserve copy paper.
✅ An answer key. You won't see this in the preview because, well, 5th graders can be very clever and otherwise it would free and easy to preview!
Disclaimer: Any claims of correlation or alignment to the CCSS are solely those of Amber Thomas and have not been evaluated or endorsed by the NGA. Amber Thomas is the sole creator of this product and does not claim endorsement or association with the creators of the CCSS.
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