Do your students struggle with identifying sentence types? Can they use what they know about grammatical sentence structures to develop strong narrative leads? These engaging and analytical mentor sentence questions can help with both!
The sentences are designed so that you can teach grammar more meaningfully and in combination with reading and writing. Teach students to observe strong grammatical and figurative language elements, identify the elements authors use, and analyze the effect on readers.
This resource contains ten different opening line mentor sentences from popular young adult literature. After reading each sentence, students will notice what makes it stand out, identify grammatical elements and literary devices, and analyze why it is an effective hook.
These sentences focus on narrative leads because they are engaging. As such, you can use them to help students craft their own opening lines when writing narratives or creative pieces. You can also use them as a way to review types of sentences. You'll find a combination of simple, compound, complex, and compound-complex sentences.
This resource also has a graphic organizer with guiding questions so that students can look for sentences that stand out in their own choice reading texts. Use their findings as discussion pieces for small groups, one-on-one conferences, or whole class analysis. You can break them apart and study one sentence per day, or you can ask students to work through all ten at once.
Whether you are using a reading and writing workshop format, teaching students about types of sentences, or needing activities to complement choice reading programs, these questions and mentor sentences will keep students thinking about why authors make certain choices when crafting writing.
A thorough answer key with suggested responses is included. Before completing this exercise, students should have already been introduced to the concepts prepositional phrase, sentence types, and verbals.
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