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Westward Expansion Mentor Sentences & Interactive Activities Mini-Unit (4-6)

ideas by jivey
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Grade Levels
4th - 6th, Homeschool
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44 PDF + 5 Google Slide Links
$7.00
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Description

Mentor sentences are the perfect way to teach grammar and author's craft through examples of excellent sentences from your favorite read-aloud books! This unit will be a great way to integrate Social Studies in with your mentor sentences during your Westward Expansion Unit! It does not include explicit directions of how to implement mentor sentences in your room- these directions are in the Volume 1, FIRST Ten Weeks: Mentor Sentence Unit, Volume 2, FIRST Ten Weeks: Mentor Sentence Unit, or Volume 3, FIRST Ten Weeks: Mentor Sentence Unit products for sale.

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

**Watch a video of Mentor Sentences in ACTION!**

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WHAT’S INCLUDED?

I walk you through each day's lesson for 5 weeks- all the work is done! I've even done all the thinking for you when it comes to revising and imitating! :) Just think, what a deal- $1 per week! Each lesson includes the teacher sentence page, the student sentence page, a lesson plan page with possibilities for all 4 days, an interactive activity with the focus skill, and a quiz aligned with CCSS with answer key. ★ The quizzes and interactive activities are included as printables and also digital-classroom-ready, provided as Google Slides. ★

Please download the preview file to see the layout. There are 5 lessons for the following books:

-You Wouldn’t Want to Explore With Lewis And Clark by Jacqueline Morley (compound sentences)

-Lewis and Clark and Me by Laurie Meyers (vivid verbs)

-If You Traveled West in a Covered Wagon by Ellen Levine (prepositional phrases)

-Apples to Oregon by Deborah Hopkinson (similes)

-Locomotive by Brian Floca (figurative language)

I chose books that would be in most personal libraries or school media centers. All of these are personal favorites of mine!

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WHAT ELSE DO I NEED?

You might also be interested in these Paired Texts about Westward Expansion!

Check out these other separate mentor sentence units to integrate other content!

The Holocaust Mentor Sentences and Interactive Activities Mini-Unit

The Underground Railroad and Civil War Mentor Sentences and Interactive Activities Mini-Unit

Civil Rights Movement Mentor Sentences and Interactive Activities Mini-Unit

American Revolution Mentor Sentences and Interactive Activities Mini-Unit

Animals Mentor Sentences and Interactive Activities Mini-Unit

Wonder (the novel) Mentor Sentences and Interactive Activities Mini-Unit

Math Mentor Sentences and Interactive Notebook Activities Unit

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WHAT ABOUT OTHER GRADE LEVELS?

There are three volumes for grades 3-5 to help prevent repetition of mentor sentence lessons among grades in the same school.

Check out what’s in Volume 1!

Check out what’s in Volume 2!

Check out what’s in Volume 3!

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

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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!

*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 © 2015, 2016 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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Total Pages
44 PDF + 5 Google Slide Links
Answer Key
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Teaching Duration
2 months
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Standards

to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Demonstrate understanding of figurative language, word relationships, and nuances in word meanings.
Use knowledge of language and its conventions when writing, speaking, reading, or listening.
Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing.
Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking.
Use the relationship between particular words (e.g., synonyms, antonyms, homographs) to better understand each of the words.

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