This resource offers an introduction to using Mentor Sentences in the Grade 2/3 classroom. There are five books used to get started:
Amelia Bedelia Goes Wild
Miss Small is Off the Wall
Alone in the Night
Maestro Stu Saves the Zoo
The Boy and the North Wind
There is a mini-lesson focus for each book: using quotation marks, creating descriptions, inferring meaning and distinguishing fantasy from fact.
There is an extensive introduction with examples from the classroom. Everything you need to start using mentor sentences in your classroom is included.
Using mentor sentences takes only 10 - 15 minutes a day and you can work on achieving outcomes in a way that is fun for the students.