Mentor Sentences (Vol 2) for Grades 3-5 HARD COPY Book

Mentor Sentences (Vol 2) for Grades 3-5 HARD COPY Book
Mentor Sentences (Vol 2) for Grades 3-5 HARD COPY Book
Mentor Sentences (Vol 2) for Grades 3-5 HARD COPY Book
Mentor Sentences (Vol 2) for Grades 3-5 HARD COPY Book
Mentor Sentences (Vol 2) for Grades 3-5 HARD COPY Book
Mentor Sentences (Vol 2) for Grades 3-5 HARD COPY Book
Mentor Sentences (Vol 2) for Grades 3-5 HARD COPY Book
Mentor Sentences (Vol 2) for Grades 3-5 HARD COPY Book
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If you are looking for the DIGITAL version ONLY of the Volume 2 Mentor Sentences Bundle, click here.

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 book is just what you need to implement mentor sentences in your classroom all year!

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

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


I have created a hard copy book of ALL FOUR of my Mentor Sentence Units! You'll be set for the whole school year with a bound book, and you'll save on ink and paper costs! You will also receive the full color digital version of the document via email, so please make sure you have provided the correct email address when you order.

There is a 9-page introduction with pictures included of how I use mentor sentences in my room (VERY detailed, day-by-day). In each unit, I walk you through each day's lesson for 40 weeks- all the work is done! I've even done all the thinking for you when it comes to revising and imitating! :) 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. You'll be set for the whole school year!

Here are the links to each unit so you can see what is in this bundle: Vol 2 FIRST Ten Weeks: Mentor Sentence Unit, Vol 2 SECOND Ten Weeks: Mentor Sentence Unit, Vol 2 THIRD Ten Weeks: Mentor Sentence Unit and Vol 2 FOURTH Ten Weeks: Mentor Sentence Unit.

All of the books and lessons in this bundle are:
-The Golden Rule By Ilene Cooper
proper nouns
-The Name Jar By Yangsook Choi
proper nouns
-Spaghetti in a Hot Dog Bun By Maria Dismondy
-When Lightning Comes in a Jar By Patricia Polacco
vivid verbs
-Firefly Mountain By Patricia Thomas
vivid verbs (personification)
-14 Cows For America By Carmen Agra Deedy
subjects and predicates
-Those Shoes By Maribeth Boelts
conjunctions in compound sentences
-The Memory String By Eve Bunting
compound sentences
-The Adventures of Spider:How Spider Got a Thin Waist By Joyce Cooper Arkhurst
compound predicates
-The Spider and the Fly By Mary Howitt
-Cloud Dance By Thomas Locker
-In November By Cynthia Rylant
-Tikki Tikki Tembo By Arlene Mosel
compound sentences
-The Great Turkey Race By Steve Metzger
complex sentences
-The Honest-to-Goodness Truth By Patricia C. McKissack
-The Snow Globe Family By Jane O’Connor
comparative/superlative adjectives
-Snowmen at Christmas By Caralyn Buehner
-Martin’s Big Words By Doreen Rappaport
prepositional phrases
-Snow Day! By Lester Laminack
adjectives and adverbs
-The Day the Crayons Quit By Drew Daywalt
types of sentences
-Grace For President By Kelly DiPucchio
-George Washington’s Teeth By Deborah Chandra & Madeleine Comora
order of adjectives
-Night Rabbits By Lee Posey
-Crickwing By Janell Cannon
complex sentences
-Pinduli By Janell Cannon
relative pronouns
-Twilight Comes Twice By Ralph Fletcher
-My School’s a Zoo! By Stu Smith
possessive pronouns
-Chicken Sunday By Patricia Polacco
-Titanicat By Marty Crisp
prepositional phrases
-Voices in the Park By Anthony Browne
adverbs and adjectives
-Can It Rain Cats and Dogs? By Melvin and Gilda Berger
commas in a series
-Water Dance By Thomas Locker
-You Wouldn’t Want to Sail With Christopher Columbus! By Fiona MacDonald
-Postcards from Pluto By Loreen Leedy
possessive pronoun its
-Animals Nobody Loves By Seymour Simon
compound sentences
-OWLS By Gail Gibbons
compound subjects
-If You Traveled on the Underground Railroad By Ellen Levine
clauses in complex sentences
-Snowflake Bentley By Jacqueline Briggs Martin
-My Brother Martin By Christine King Farris
irregular past tense verbs
-A River Ran Wild By Lynne Cherry
complex sentences

I chose books that would be in most personal libraries or school media centers. All of these are personal favorites of mine!

There is a HARD COPY Interactive Language Arts Notebook Companion for this book! It includes an interactive activity for each focus skill in the mentor sentence sets. Every mentor sentence unit has a companion interactive notebook to help you teach and/or review the skill for the week!

You’ll also love to use these mentor texts in reading and writing, too! Make sure to get BETTER THAN BASAL: Hard Copy Reading & Writing Units for 30 Popular Mentor Texts, as well as the Nonfiction Companion (only available in digital form)!


Get the PRINTED BIG BUNDLE with all Volume 2 Mentor Sentences, Interactive Notebooks, and Reading and Writing activities for all 40 mentor texts! Check out the VOLUME 2 HARD COPY BUNDLE!

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.

I encourage you to download the free "At-A-Glance" document for all 40 books in Volume 2! This download will help you see all of the skills covered in Volume 2 units if you’d like to “bounce around” within the units.


There is also a Volume 1 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 1!
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

Please remember, this purchase is for the use of one teacher. It is not intended to be shared. 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 © 2015 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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