Vocabulary BUNDLE for Volume 1 (grades 3-5)

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This is a great addition to the mentor sentences! The activities are engaging and appropriate. My students look forward to learning the new words each week and finding them in the mentor text.
I have absolutely loved these when I taught First grade and then now as well! Such a great way to incorporate a mentor text each week!

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    1. What is in this GIANT bundle? All 40 Mentor Sentence LessonsAll 40 Interactive ActivitiesMODIFICATIONS for Revision and Imitation DaysAll 40 Weeks of Vivid Vocabulary and Better Than Basal: 100+ Reading Activities & 40 Writing Prompts...ALL FOR 40 MENTOR TEXTS! PLUS: added April 2022, a BONUS mi
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    Vocabulary must be taught in context for students to truly understand the words and build relationships with them, and then in turn use them in writing and speaking. Move away from lists of vocabulary words and looking up definitions, and teach students how to comprehend with this best practice bundle!



    In this Vivid Vocabulary Bundle, I have provided activities designed on researched best practices for use with popular mentor texts to help you maximize your teaching time. These are the same mentor texts used in VOLUME 1 mentor sentences, interactive activities, and Better Than Basal Reading and Writing Activities.

    ★ Activities are also provided as links to Google Slides for Digital Learning! ★

    Click here for UNIT 1:

    -First Day Jitters By Julie Danneberg

    -Enemy Pie By Derek Munson

    -Saturdays and Teacakes By Lester Laminack

    -My Rotten Redheaded Older Brother By Patricia Polacco

    -Fireflies! By Julie Brinckloe

    -The Man Who Walked Between The Towers By Mordicai Gerstein

    -Come On, Rain! By Karen Hesse

    -Verdi By Janell Cannon

    -Stellaluna By Janell Cannon

    -I Need My Monster By Amanda Noll

    Click here for UNIT 2:

    -If You Find a Rock By Peggy Christian

    -The Wretched Stone By Chris Van Allsburg

    -Knots on a Counting Rope By John Archambault

    -How Many Days to America? By Eve Bunting

    -Grandpa’s Teeth By Rod Clement

    -Owl Moon By Jane Yolen

    -Polar Express By Chris Van Allsburg

    -Trouble With Trolls By Jan Brett

    -The Three Snow Bears By Jan Brett

    -Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs By Judi Barrett

    Click here for UNIT 3:

    -Groundhog Gets a Say by Pamela Curtis Swallow

    -Olive My Love by Vivian Walsh

    -The True Story of The Three Little Pigs by Jon Scieszka

    -I Wanna Iguana by Karen Kaufman Orloff

    -I Wanna New Room by Karen Kaufman Orloff

    -Thunder Cake by Patricia Polacco

    -Tar Beach by Faith Ringgold

    -My Great Aunt Arizona by Gloria Houston

    -Dandelions by Eve Bunting

    -Sojourner Truth’s Step-Stomp Stride by Andrea Davis Pinkney

    Click here for UNIT 4:

    -Roller Coaster by Marla Frazee

    -Shortcut by Donald Crews

    -Nothing Ever Happens on 90th Street by Roni Schotter

    -Henry’s Freedom Box by Ellen Levine

    -Our Tree Named Steve by Alan Zweibel

    -The Paperboy by Dav Pilkey

    -The Rough-Face Girl by Rafe Martin

    -Fly Away Home by Eve Bunting

    -The Raft by Jim LaMarche

    -The Junkyard Wonders by Patricia Polacco

    *This was a growing bundle that is now complete!*

    Please look at the preview to see what is included! Every mentor text "set" of activities includes the “What Do You Think?” page for context application and the “Show What You Know” page to formatively assess students. The other activities vary based on the text and the vocabulary words.

    View a free sample set found in Volume 1 to see the layout HERE.

    There are open-ended activities and ideas provided that can be used with any words, and I encourage you to incorporate past words in with the current words using these formats for frequent repetition.

    ★ Get the BIG bundle with all Volume 1 Mentor Sentences, Interactive Notebooks, Modifications, Vocabulary Activities, and Reading and Writing activities for all 40 mentor texts in the volume! Check out the Biggest and BEST Yearlong Bundle for Volume 1!



    There is a Mentor Sentence Bundle with all of the same mentor texts featured in this pack. You can also get the Interactive Language Arts Notebook Companion Bundle for the mentor sentences!

    You’ll also love to use these mentor texts in reading and writing, too! Make sure to get BETTER THAN BASAL: Complete NO PREP Reading & Writing Units for 40 Popular Mentor Texts!


    Please remember, this purchase is for the use of one teacher. It is not intended to be shared. Please use the 'additional license' purchase if more than one teacher will be using it. Thank you!

    Copyright © 2017 Ideas By Jivey, LLC

    All rights reserved by author, Jessica Ivey.

    Permission to copy for single classroom use only.

    Electronic distribution limited to single classroom use only.

    Not for public display.

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