Yearlong Mentor Text Grammar & Reading Curriculum Bundle: Volume 2 Grades 3-5

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    All Volume 2 Activities Arranged By Mentor Text


    What is in this GIANT bundle?

    All 40 Mentor Sentence Lessons

    All 40 Interactive Activities

    MODIFICATIONS for Revision and Imitation Days

    All 40 Weeks of Vivid Vocabulary

    and Better Than Basal: 100+ Reading Activities & 40 Writing Prompts


    PLUS: added June 2022, a BONUS mini-unit with five brand new seasonal books to give you even more choices for your skill practice!

    Maximize your teaching time by using the same book for as many skills as possible with this yearlong bundle.

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

    ★ Mentor Texts List:

    -The Golden Rule By Ilene Cooper

    -The Name Jar By Yangsook Choi

    -Spaghetti in a Hot Dog Bun By Maria Dismondy

    -When Lightning Comes in a Jar By Patricia Polacco

    -Firefly Mountain By Patricia Thomas

    -14 Cows For America By Carmen Agra Deedy

    -Those Shoes By Maribeth Boelts

    -The Memory String By Eve Bunting

    -The Adventures of Spider:How Spider Got a Thin Waist By Joyce Cooper Arkhurst

    -The Spider and the Fly By Mary Howitt

    -Cloud Dance By Thomas Locker

    -In November By Cynthia Rylant

    -Tikki Tikki Tembo By Arlene Mosel

    -The Great Turkey Race By Steve Metzger

    -The Honest-to-Goodness Truth By Patricia C. McKissack

    -The Snow Globe Family By Jane O’Connor

    -Snowmen at Christmas By Caralyn Buehner

    -Martin’s Big Words By Doreen Rappaport

    -Snow Day! By Lester Laminack

    -The Day the Crayons Quit By Drew Daywalt

    -Grace For President By Kelly DiPucchio

    -George Washington’s Teeth By Deborah Chandra & Madeleine Comora

    -Night Rabbits By Lee Posey

    -Crickwing By Janell Cannon

    -Pinduli By Janell Cannon

    -Twilight Comes Twice By Ralph Fletcher

    -My School’s a Zoo! By Stu Smith

    -Chicken Sunday By Patricia Polacco

    -Titanicat By Marty Crisp

    -Voices in the Park By Anthony Browne

    -Can It Rain Cats and Dogs? Questions and Answers About Weather By Melvin and Gilda Berger

    -Water Dance By Thomas Locker

    -You Wouldn’t Want to Sail With Christopher Columbus! By Fiona Macdonald

    -Postcards from Pluto By Loreen Leedy

    -Animals Nobody Loves By Seymour Simon

    -OWLS By Gail Gibbons

    -If You Traveled on the Underground Railroad By Ellen Levine

    -Snowflake Bentley By Jacqueline Briggs Martin

    -My Brother Martin By Christine King Farris

    -A River Ran Wild by Lynne Cherry


    -School's First Day of School by Adam Rex

    -The Widow's Broom by Chris Van Allsburg

    -Our Table by Peter H. Reynolds

    -Sofia Valdez, Future Prez by Andrea Beaty

    -Vulture Verses by Diane Lang



    Mentor sentences are the perfect way to teach grammar and author's craft through examples of excellent sentences from your favorite read-aloud books!

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

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

    If you need more proof that the numerous volumes of mentor sentence curricula created by Ideas by Jivey are a best practice in the classroom, download the case study! The download presents the data collected over the 2016-2017 school year in the form of a case study.

    There is a 9-page introduction in the FIRST unit with pictures included of how I use mentor sentences in my room (VERY detailed, day-by-day). In each unit, I walk you through each day's lesson for 40 weeks- all the work is done! I've even done all the thinking for you when it comes to revising and imitating!

    Each lesson includes the teacher sentence page, the student sentence page, a lesson plan page with possibilities for all 4 days, and a quiz aligned with CCSS with answer key. ★ The quizzes are included as printables and also digital-classroom-ready, provided as Google Slides. ★

    Vol 2 FIRST Ten Weeks: Mentor Sentence Unit

    Vol 2 SECOND Ten Weeks: Mentor Sentence Unit

    Vol 2 THIRD Ten Weeks: Mentor Sentence Unit

    Vol 2 FOURTH Ten Weeks: Mentor Sentence Unit


    This will help your students who need extra support. These students might include those with disabilities, English as a Second Language, or just slow writers. Some of your students may struggle to complete the lesson on revision and imitation days for several reasons. They might be slow writers and struggle to get the sentence rewritten. They may have a hard time “seeing” the structure to imitate. Or, they may get overly descriptive and lose focus on the sentence. These modified sentence frames provide a way to help scaffold for your students. After showing the class your example of the revised or imitated sentence and discussing it, provide the sentence frames to the students who need extra support. These modified sentences are not meant for all students – you want students who can think more creatively to be allowed to do so!

    Volume 2 Modifications


    The interactive language activities provide extra reinforcement of the focus skill during mentor sentences.

    Vol 2 Interactive Language Arts Notebook for FIRST Mentor Sentence Unit

    Vol 2 Interactive Language Arts Notebook for SECOND Mentor Sentence Unit

    Vol 2 Interactive Language Arts Notebook for THIRD Mentor Sentence Unit

    Vol 2 Interactive Language Arts Notebook for FOURTH Mentor Sentence Unit


    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! I have provided activities designed on researched best practices for use with popular mentor texts to help you maximize your teaching time. 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.

    Vivid Vocabulary UNIT 1

    Vivid Vocabulary UNIT 2

    Vivid Vocabulary UNIT 3

    Vivid Vocabulary UNIT 4


    This product is JAM-PACKED with Common Core aligned lesson ideas, activities, graphic organizers, and writing prompts for 40 of your favorite mentor texts to use in grades 3-5! With over 100 graphic organizers WITH answer keys, you'll be set for the year (and years after that, too)! It also includes the generic versions of the graphic organizers so you can use them with any book! Activities cover skills such as:

    Using evidence to describe, infer, and draw conclusions


    Identifying and supporting theme

    Identifying and supporting character traits

    Explaining figurative language

    Identifying vivid language


    Supporting opinions

    Comparing characters

    Comparing texts to media and other texts

    Defining words using context clues

    ...and more!

    There is also a writing prompt for every book that ties to the theme, idea, or topic of the book.

    Volume 2 NO PREP Reading & Writing Units for 30 Popular Mentor Texts

    NO PREP Nonfiction Reading and Writing Companion for Informational Texts

    This download also includes the "At-A-Glance" document for all 40 books in Volume 2! This will help you plan by skill.



    There is also a Volume 1 and a Volume 3 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 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


    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 © 2015-2022 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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