Mentor Sentences Unit: Vol 1, Third 10 Weeks (Grades 3-5)

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Mentor sentences are the perfect way to teach grammar and author's craft through examples of excellent sentences from your favorite read-aloud books! This unit is just what you need to continue with mentor sentences in your classroom. This unit does not include explicit directions of how to implement mentor sentences in your room- these directions are in the FIRST Ten Weeks: Mentor Sentence Unit.

Not familiar with mentor sentences? Read all about them here!

**Watch a video of Mentor Sentences in ACTION!**

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WHAT’S INCLUDED?
I walk you through each day's lesson for 10 weeks- all the work is done! I've even done all the thinking for you when it comes to revising and imitating! :) Just think, what a deal- $1 per week! Each lesson includes the teacher sentence page, the student sentence page, a lesson plan page with possibilities for all 4 days, and a quiz aligned with CCSS with answer key.

Please download the preview file to see the layout. There are 10 lessons for the following books:
-Groundhog Gets a Say by Pamela Curtis Swallow
relative pronouns, compound sentences
-Olive My Love by Vivian Walsh
adjectives
-The True Story of The Three Little Pigs by Jon Scieszka
long simple sentences
-I Wanna Iguana by Karen Kaufman Orloff
contractions vs. possessives
-I Wanna New Room by Karen Kaufman Orloff
compound predicates
-Thunder Cake by Patricia Polacco
personification and onomatopoeia
-Tar Beach by Faith Ringgold
compound predicates
-My Great Aunt Arizona by Gloria Houston
complex sentences
-Dandelions by Eve Bunting
prepositional phrases
-Sojourner Truth’s Step-Stomp Stride by Andrea Davis Pinkney
compound sentences

I chose books that would be in most personal libraries or school media centers. All of these are personal favorites of mine! Ideally, this unit would work best mid-to-end year (based on the books especially), but it could really be started at any point.

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WHAT ELSE DO I NEED?
There is an Interactive Language Arts Notebook Companion to this unit! The set includes an interactive activity for each focus skill in this mentor sentence set. Every mentor sentence unit has a companion interactive notebook to help you teach and/or review the skill for the week!

You might also be interested in the Volume 1 Mentor Sentences Modifications ADD-ON Pack which will support students with disabilities, English as a Second Language, or slow writers.

Once you see the difference in your students from mentor sentences, you won’t want to stop! Volume 1 has three more units to complete the year: FIRST Ten Weeks: Mentor Sentence Unit, SECOND Ten Weeks: Mentor Sentence Unit, and FOURTH Ten Weeks: Mentor Sentence Unit.

You’ll also love to use these mentor texts in reading and writing, too! Make sure to get BETTER THAN BASAL: Complete NO PREP Reading & Writing Units for 40 Popular Mentor Texts!

Check out these other separate mentor sentence mini-units to integrate other content!

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DO YOU LOVE TO SAVE MONEY?

If you want to get all of the sets now to save money, you can buy the BUNDLE FOR THE WHOLE YEAR!


You can also choose to buy all 40 weeks of Mentor Sentences in a Hard Copy Book, which will also come with the digital version!

Did you buy the first set to try out? You can get the second, third, and fourth units in a bundle if you liked it!

There is also now a BIG bundle with all Volume 1 Mentor Sentences, Interactive Notebooks, and Reading and Writing activities for all 40 books! Check out the Biggest and BEST Bundle for Volume 1!

Don't forget to grab this FREE bonus lesson, perfect for Winter:
The Stranger

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HELP ME PLAN!
You don’t need to do all of the mentor sentence lessons in the order they come in the units. When I created units 1, 2, and 3, I put them in the order I used them in my classroom, so these lessons are in an order that spirals and gets progressively more difficult, but it is not necessary to stay in that order. Unit 4 was created a year later as “extra” lessons with more of my favorite books that I used throughout the year.

There is a free download of the "At-A-Glance" for all 40 books in Volume 1! This download will help you see all of the skills covered in Volume 1 units if you’d like to “bounce around” within the units.

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WHAT ABOUT OTHER GRADE LEVELS?

There is a Volume 2 and a Volume 3 for grades 3-5 to help prevent repetition of mentor sentence lessons among grades in the same school.
Check out what’s in Volume 2!
Check out what’s in Volume 3!


Mentor Sentences can be done in ALL grades! Please tell your teacher friends about mentor sentences for their grade:
Kindergarten & ELL (Early Emergent Readers)
First Grade
Second Grade

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Please remember, this purchase is for the use of one teacher. It is not intended to be shared. Please use the 'additional license' purchase if more than one teacher will be using it. Thank you!

*The mentor sentence lessons I have created are adapted from the ideas of Jeff Anderson. These lessons were born from the routine that worked well in my classroom, and the demos and examples I present are variations of Jeff Anderson's methods. This is not the only way to "do" mentor sentences in your classroom.*

Copyright © 2013 Ideas By Jivey, LLC
All rights reserved by author.
Permission to copy for single classroom use only.
Electronic distribution limited to single classroom use only.
Not for public display.

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