My 5th grade students absolutely loved doing mentor sentences! These really made a difference in their vocabulary and their understanding of sentences structures.
Great way to continue enjoying wonderful stories while providing practice to develop creative writers. Nicely organized and explained. Small bite of doable daily work.
This resource transformed the way I teach grammar. My students loved the predictability of the activities and every Monday would be excited to see what our new mentor sentence/text would be. Their grammar knowledge definitely increased and the quality of their writing greatly improved. I have since purchased more products by Jivey and will continue […]
My students and I LOVED these activities! It was fun to settle after recess to a book then revisit it over the week. The first graders loved to cut and glue the mentor sentence together and I was thrilled to read through what they were able to write by the end of the week! The […]
My students enjoyed using a mentor text to learn about how to write sentences. They looked forward to the day when they could change the sentence to be their own.
My students feel really connected to these mentor sentences and the parts of grammar have actually stuck with them because of these lessons. This is a routine I will keep in place for many years to come.