Mentor Sentences for Middle School Grammar Lessons and Activities | V1 Bundle

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    Teach grammar by creating an authentic learning experience with this complete year-long print and digital bundle of middle school mentor sentences. This volume one bundle includes 36 weeks of done-for-you digital and print mentor sentences for each week, examples and possible answers for each day of the week, teacher lessons and interactive notebooks lessons with all examples and answer keys, self-grading weekly assessments, projection slides, worksheets, or interactive notebook option for each week's sentence.

    This grammar bundle has everything you need to implement Mentor Sentences in your middle School ELA classroom, by using sentences from popular middle-grade and young-adult novels.

    Here's what you'll get:

    • Printable mentor sentence activities for each week in three different teaching formats, plus all examples and answer keys.
    • Google Slides Interactive Mentor Sentences for students to type into and answer keys for teachers
    • Printable Tuesday Grammar Interactive Notebook Activity and Teacher Examples
    • Google Slides Interactive Tuesday Grammar Lesson note pages for students to type right into and Examples and Answers for Teachers.
    • Printable weekly assessments with all answer keys.
    • Google Forms SELF-GRADING weekly Friday assessments
    • Printable PDF Mentor Sentences to Display
    • Google Slides Mentor Sentences to Display
    • Student grammar reference sheets for parts of speech, punctuation, etc. (8 reference pages in all). Color and black and white options. (PDF)

    You will love watching your students actually learn grammar in a way that is authentic because they will apply it to their writing. Students will love that they are learning grammar by using sentences from novels and books they love. Even more so, you'll find that students will be introduced to new books that they'll BEG you to read.

    Each interactive lesson has examples for teachers to use to teach each grammar concept, while each mentor sentence has answer keys and suggested grammar concepts and examples for every activity. The assessments are SELF-GRADING.

    Prep is quick and easy... Decide if you're going to use the digital version or the print version.

    Printable version? Make copies of the mentor sentence activity, the interactive notebook lessons, and the assessment each week. Spend 5-15 minutes each day of the week doing the grammar activities, interactive notebook lessons, and assessments, and watch your students' grammar knowledge and writing abilities go through the roof.

    Digital? Just make a copy of the files and then make a copy for each student in Google Classroom and spend 5-15 minutes each day of the week doing the grammar activities, interactive lessons, and assessments. Even better? The digital assessments are self-grading Google forms.

    The first 9 weeks' mentor texts:

    1. Call of the Wild by Jack London
    2. Freak the Mighty by Rodman Philbrick
    3. HP Book One by J.K. Rowling
    4. Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan
    5. The Absolute True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie
    6. The Fault in our Stars by John Green
    7. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
    8. The Maze Runner by James Dashner
    9. The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton

    The second 9 weeks' mentor texts:

    1. A Separate Peace by John Knowles
    2. All American Boys by Jason Reynolds
    3. Divergent by Veronica Roth
    4. Noggin by John Corey Whaley
    5. The Bad Beginning by Lemony Snicket
    6. The Giver by Lois Lowry
    7. The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
    8. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
    9. White Fang by Jack London

    The third 9 weeks' mentor texts:

    1. A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle
    2. Everything Everything by Nicola Yoon
    3. Matched by Ally Condie
    4. Me, Earl and the Dying Girl by Jesse Andrews
    5. Middle School- The Worst Years of My Life by James Patterson
    6. Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs
    7. Schooled by Gordon Korman
    8. The Hobbit by J.R.R Tolkien
    9. Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher

    The fourth 9 weeks' mentor texts:

    1. Booked by Kwame Alexander
    2. Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs
    3. Orbiting Jupiter by Gary Schmidt
    4. Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard
    5. Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda
    6. The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
    7. The Crossover by Kwame Alexander
    8. The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky
    9. Where the Mountain Meets the Moon by Grace Lin

    The first 9 weeks' concepts

    • Parts of Speech
    • Simple Sentences, Complex, Compound, and Compound-Complex
    • Independent and Dependent Clauses
    • Figurative Language: Hyperboles
    • Types of Phrases: Absolute, Appositive, Gerund, Infinite, Noun, Participle, and Prepositional
    • Colons and Semicolons
    • Types of Pronouns: Possessive, Reflexive, Reciprocal, Demonstrative, Interrogative, and Indefinite
    • Subordinating and Coordinating Conjunctions
    • Using Quotation Marks Correctly
    • Verb Moods: Indicative, Imperative, Interrogative, Conditional, and Subjunctive
    • Figurative Language: Personification
    • Common Prefixes and their Meanings
    • Using Context Clues to determine word meanings
    • Connotation and Denotation
    • Verbs: Infinitive, Present Participle, Past Participle, and Past Tense
    • Common and Proper Nouns
    • Common Homophones

    The second 9 weeks' concepts:

    • Intensive and Vague Pronouns
    • Direct and Indirect Objects
    • Object of the Preposition
    • Figurative Language: Metaphor and Simile
    • Punctuation Nonrestrictive Elements
    • Author Style and Tone
    • Comparative and Superlative Adjectives
    • Benefits of using the four different types of sentence structure (variety)
    • Proper Noun Rules
    • Dangling Modifier Rules
    • Expressing Ideas Precisely and eliminating wordiness and redundancy
    • Plural Noun Rules
    • Verbals, Gerunds, and Infinitives
    • Past and Present Participle

    The third 9 weeks' concepts

    • Abstract Nouns
    • Concrete Nouns
    • Punctuating and Capitalizing Titles of Works
    • Subjects and Predicates
    • Simple Subjects and Predicates
    • Compound Subjects and Predicates
    • Verb Tenses (12 Different Verb Tenses)
    • Verbs: Action, Helping, and Linking
    • Figurative Language: Allusion
    • Rules for Using Numbers in English
    • Rules for Using Apostrophes in English
    • Rules for Using Commas in English
    • Prepositions and Prepositional Phrases

    The fourth 9 weeks' concepts

    • Direct and Indirect Objects
    • Object of the Preposition
    • Commonly Confused Words
    • Irony: Situational, Dramatic, and Verbal
    • Active and Passive Verbs
    • Sentences: Imperative, Exclamatory, Interrogative, and Declarative
    • Adjectives: Descriptive, Quantitative, Demonstrative, Possessive, Distributive, Interrogative, and Articles
    • Antonyms and Synonyms
    • Figurative Language: Idioms
    • Differences between Who and Whom


    ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Angelique C. says, "AMAZING! One word is really all this review needs, but I wanted to let prospective purchasers know that they won't be disappointed with this resource. It is so detailed, with plenty of examples, and the students thoroughly enjoyed the interactive notebook work that was associated with it. I love how we were able to refer back to those notebooks throughout the summer even when we weren't working on our mentor sentences. Thank you for an AMAZING resource!!!"

    ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Annie S. says, "I loved using Mentor sentences when I taught elementary ELA, so I was really excited to find a similar resource for the secondary classroom. The mentor text choices are excellent, and the layout of the digital versions works perfect with google classroom. It's exactly what I was looking for. I'm already talking to my team about purchasing more units. Thank you!"

    ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Claire C. says, "Hand down the best resource I have ever bought! Mentor sentences have become a staple in my literacy block and the language development of the students has improved out of sight. It is so comprehensive. Thank you so much!"


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    to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
    Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking.
    Ensure that pronouns are in the proper case (subjective, objective, possessive).
    Use intensive pronouns (e.g., myself, ourselves).
    Recognize and correct inappropriate shifts in pronoun number and person.
    Recognize and correct vague pronouns (i.e., ones with unclear or ambiguous antecedents).


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