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Mini-lessons Cycle 2: Teaching Conventions in Mini-Lessons
Day 4: Writing under the influence of mentor sentences
Challenge: Spend some time with mentor sentences in your class. Find five to ten minutes in your day to spend with mentor sentences. In our busy classrooms, the secret is to consider what activity you will replace with mentor sentences. Consider what you are already doing in your classroom regarding grammar instruction that mentor sentences could teach. Another option is to study a mentor sentence in your mini-lesson.
How did using mentor sentences change the attention of your students with regard to using conventions in their writing?
What are some possible mentor sentences you can use?
Spend some time looking through your favorite books and mark potential mentor sentences.