We are on a roll with mentor sentences! If you haven’t seen this in action, you’re missing out! Check out this podcast, with Jeff Anderson, describing the rationale of mentor sentences and the book that started it all. Jeff explains that mentor sentences are meant for students to notice how an author uses grammar and mechanics in a way that helps the reader understand the text.
Let me know if you’d like to have this modeled within your classroom or if you’d like to take a look at your current mentor text and plan out how to text lift a sentence that meets your grade-level requirements.