Mentor Sentences

Looking to implement mentor sentences into your language arts classroom?

You probably already are. 

For years, I pulled sentences from literature and nonfiction that my students and I read in class. We studied the author’s style and questioned the deeper meaning of sentence choice. We studied vocabulary in context. We studied grammatical concepts in context.

We were using mentor sentences, and we didn’t even know it.

Connecting grammar with vocabulary, literature, nonfiction, and all other aspects of a language arts class is my passion. As I teach, I create materials to study grammar in context. My bundles build because every time I teach a novel, I experience a new way to study language.

When I teach short stories or poems, I use the following mentors sentences activities: