Mentor Sentences and Vocabulary for A Separate Peace

Grade Levels
8th - 12th
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140 pages
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Description

A Separate Peace, by John Knowles, is full of detailed and strong sentences - perfect to use as mentor sentences. Analyzing the vocabulary and grammar in this novel helps reach common core objectives, while engaging students in reading with a higher thinking process.

This packet allows teachers to incorporate vocabulary and grammar lessons as they teach the literary aspects of A Separate Peaceusing mentor sentences.

Chapter One

* Vocabulary in context and quiz

* "Looking Closer at Grammar" graphic organizer

* Study of nouns and pronouns worksheets

Chapter Two

* Vocabulary in context and quiz

* "Looking Closer at Grammar" graphic organizer

* Study of adjectives worksheet

Chapter Three

* Vocabulary in context and quiz

* "Looking Closer at Grammar" graphic organizer covering verb choice and author's meaning

* Study of verbs worksheet: action/linking and active/passive voice

Chapter Four:

* Vocabulary in context and quiz

* Study of phrases and clauses, and their punctuation (colon, comma, semicolon) with ten quotes from chapter 4

Chapter Five:

* Vocabulary in context and quiz

* Analysis of punctuation - colons and commas (with clauses, phrases - an extension of chapter 4)

* "Looking Closer at Grammar": commas

Chapter Six:

* Vocabulary in context and quiz

* Looking at word choice - nouns. Students explain the picture provided because of certain nouns

Chapter Seven:

* Vocabulary in context and quiz

* Word choice, context clues

Chapter Eight:

* Vocabulary in context and quiz

* Phrase and clause differentiation worksheet

Chapter Nine:

* Vocabulary in context and quiz

* Study of context clues

Chapter Ten:

* Vocabulary in context and quiz

* Study of commas, semicolons, and dashes within phrases and clauses

Chapter Eleven:

* Vocabulary in context and quiz

* Study of tone and mood from the author's word choices

Chapter Twelve:

* Vocabulary in context and quiz

* Review of previous "in depth grammar" from previous chapters (tone, mood from words, clauses, phrases)

Chapter Thirteen

* Study of types of sentences worksheet

* A study of types of sentences and the effect of sentence types on meaning and tone.

My mentor sentences units encourage students to see grammar as part of what they read, instead of a separate (and painful!) exercise.

Check out my other A Separate Peace products:

A Separate Peace multiple choice questions

A Separate Peace Character Infographics

Total Pages
140 pages
Answer Key
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Teaching Duration
3 Weeks
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Demonstrate understanding of figurative language, word relationships, and nuances in word meanings.
Demonstrate understanding of figurative language, word relationships, and nuances in word meanings.
Consult general and specialized reference materials (e.g., dictionaries, glossaries, thesauruses), both print and digital, to find the pronunciation of a word or determine or clarify its precise meaning, its part of speech, or its etymology.
Use context (e.g., the overall meaning of a sentence, paragraph, or text; a word’s position or function in a sentence) as a clue to the meaning of a word or phrase.
Apply knowledge of language to understand how language functions in different contexts, to make effective choices for meaning or style, and to comprehend more fully when reading or listening.

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