Sunday, March 1, 2015

Mentor Sentences Product Review and Giveaway

Today I'm here to share with you an amazing resource that every 2nd grade teacher needs!!  My friend Jessica over at Ideas by Jivey has created her famous Mentor Sentences for 2nd grade and I'm here to show you how they have worked in my classroom!


These mentor sentences go along with some of the most popular read-alouds and are a perfect way to work with grammar and author's craft.  Each of the lessons include lessons for four days plus an assessment for the end of the four days!

Before I show you how I used these mentor sentences in my classroom, I want to let you know that Jessica has a great blog post that will show you how to implement this resource in your classroom!
You can click {here} to check it out.

The first time we used mentor sentences was with "Three Snow Bears" by Jan Brett.

I love how the lesson guide is a one page format!!!


Set up is super easy!!  I had each student glue our mentor sentence into their notebook and I put a piece of chart paper on the wall next to the mentor sentence.  That's all!


As the week progressed, this is how our classroom display and student notebooks filled up.

Since this was our first time using mentor sentences, we completed the end of the week assessment together.

I was very impressed with the variety of skills I was able to cover during this one week with one simple sentence from our read aloud!!!  I am officially in love with mentor sentences!!!

The next book we used Jivey's mentor sentences with was "Olive, My Love" by Vivian Walsh.

I absolutely recommend this product to any 2nd (or 1st) grade teacher!!!  Jessica currently has 3 mentor sentence products available:
or you can now purchase all 4 units as as a bundle

Click on each picture to find out more about these great products in her TpT store! 

As a thank you for reading this post today, Jessica has agreed to let me give away her 2nd Grade Mentor Sentence Unit 1!!!!  Be sure to enter the rafflecopter below and tell all of your friends to come by and enter!!

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Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Thank you so much for sharing about how they are working in your room! I'm so glad you love them! My kids do too!
    ideas by jivey