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Mentor Sentences for Emergent Readers (K-1) HARD COPY Book

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Mentor sentences model writing through excellent sentences from your favorite read-aloud books! This is just what you need to implement mentor sentences in your Kindergarten or First Grade classroom. I created these with emergent readers of K & 1 in mind, but they would also be appropriate for ELL students!

These mentor sentences are part of a balanced literacy approach. Students will listen to you read the mentor text, identify/notice words, punctuation, and parts of a sentence, read the words of the mentor sentence, arrange the words to re-form the sentence, learn about a part of speech and talk about other words that could fit into the sentence, imitate the sentence by writing in their own words, read their sentence, illustrate their sentence, and even create a class book that can be read over and over again. There is also a "quiz" for each week over the skill you worked on. Your emergent readers WILL BE reading AND writing every week!

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

**Watch a video of Mentor Sentences in ACTION with ELL students in Kindergarten!**

**Watch a video of Mentor Sentences in ACTION with first graders!**


I have created a hard copy book of ALL FOUR of my Mentor Sentence Units (almost 500 pages!), so 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.

Here are the links to each unit so you can see what is in this book:
Ten Weeks of Lessons for Emergent Readers
Unit 2: Ten Weeks of Lessons for Emergent Readers
Unit 3- Ten Weeks of Lessons for Emergent Readers
Ten Weeks of SEASONAL Lessons for Emergent Readers

All of the lessons in this book:
There are 40 lessons for the following books:

The Kissing Hand by Audrey Penn

If You Take a Mouse to School by Laura Numeroff

Poppleton: Neighbors by Cythia Rylant

Memoirs of a Goldfish by Devin Scillian

The Relatives Came by Cynthia Rylant

Don’t Let the Pigeon Stay Up Late! by Mo Willems

The Important Book by Margaret Wise Brown

Curious George by H.A. Rey

Goldilocks and the Three Bears retold by James Marshall (or any version)

Skippyjon Jones in the Doghouse by Judy Schachner

A Color of His Own by Leo Lionni
-adjectives (colors)

My Lucky Day by Keiko Kasza
-jobs/skills (sentence includes dialogue)

Happy Birthday, Moon by Frank Asch
-plurals (sentence includes dialogue)

The Pout-Pout Fish by Deborah Diesen

George and Martha Back in Town (The High Board) by James Marshall

Snowmen All Year by Caralyn Buehner

The Grouchy Ladybug by Eric Carle
-past tense verbs

A Bad Case of Stripes by David Shannon
-time words (past and future)

Dooby Dooby Moo by Doreen Cronin
-present tense verbs

How I Became a Pirate by Melinda Long
-past/present verbs

Biggest, Strongest, Fastest by Steve Jenkins

Scaredy Squirrel Makes a Friend by Melanie Watt

Fireflies! by Julie Brinckloe
-prepositional phrases

Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel by Virginia Lee Burton
-pronouns/verb agreement

Peter’s Chair by Ezra Jack Keats
-possessive pronouns

When Sophie Gets Angry by Molly Bang

Owl Moon by Jane Yolen

What Do You Do With a Tail Like This? by Steve Jenkins and Robin Page
-pronouns and attributes

I Wanna Iguana by Karen Kaufman Orloff

Tops and Bottoms by Janet Stevens

The Teacher From the Black Lagoon by Mike Thaler
-ordinal numbers

There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Bat! by Lucille Colandra

Turk and Runt by Lisa Wheeler

Bear Stays Up For Christmas by Karma Wilson

The Biggest, Best Snowman by Margery Cuyler

The Mitten by Jan Brett

The Night Before The 100th Day of School by Natasha Wing

Olive My Love by Vivian Walsh

That’s What Leprechauns Do by Eve Bunting

Last Day Blues by Julie Danneberg

As a former first and second grade teacher, I used to LOVE reading these books, so I know many of you do, too! They are definitely some of my favorites. If you don't have them in your personal library, check your school media center!


Do you do an author study of Kevin Henkes?
Check out the Kevin Henkes Mentor Sentences Mini-Unit!


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

There are TWO volumes for grades 3-5 to help prevent repetition of lessons and books within the same school:
Volume 1 for Grades 3-5
Volume 2 for Grades 3-5

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 © 2016 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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Shipping: The book will be shipped Standard or Priority Mail, depending on what you choose! (The book is too large to fit in a flat rate envelope.)

Please contact me in advance for International Shipping for a quote on shipping costs. My email is ideasbyjivey@gmail.com
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