Celebrating Diversity Grammar & Reading Bundle for 10 Mentor Texts (Grades 3-5)



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Making sure students feel represented in culture, gender, race, religion, and family structures is so important! This bundle is just what you need to integrate some books into your lessons that also celebrate diversity and help your students see themselves in the story.

You’ll receive mentor sentences, interactive language arts activities, vocabulary activities, as well as Common Core aligned lesson ideas, activities, graphic organizers, and writing prompts for 10 of your favorite mentor texts that celebrate diversity to use in grades 3-5!

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

★ Mentor Texts List:
-Red: A Crayon’s Story by Michael Hall
-The Sandwich Swap by Queen Rania and Kelly DiPucchio
-Ruby’s Wish by Shirin Yim Bridges
-The Patchwork Quilt by Valerie Flournoy
-The Water Princess by Susan Verde
-One Green Apple by Eve Bunting
-The Rainbow Tulip by Pat Mora
-I Dissent by Debbie Levy
-Mr. Lincoln’s Way by Patricia Polacco
-Nadia’s Hands by Karen English



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 10 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. ★

Celebrating Diversity Mentor Sentence Unit


The interactive language activities provide extra reinforcement of the focus skill during mentor sentences. They are provided in digital AND print formats.

Interactive Language Arts Notebook for Celebrating Diversity 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: Celebrating Diversity


This product is filled with Common Core aligned lesson ideas, activities, graphic organizers, and writing prompts for 10 of your favorite mentor texts that celebrate diversity to use in grades 3-5! (See the complete list below.) There are multiple graphic organizers WITH answer keys for each text. 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.

Celebrating Diversity Reading & Writing Units for 10 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!

*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.*

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