Let your students discover how to write great sentences. Traditionally, when we want to work on mechanics with our students, we teach them the “rule” then give them worksheets that contain error ridden sentences that they have to correct. This model, however, presents students with multiple sentences that are incorrect, and that is what they get used to seeing.
This mentor text unit was created to go with the 2015 Caldecott book award winner by Dan Santat, The Adventures of Beekle: The Unimaginary Friend. The mentor text unit has activities that could be used with reader's workshop to teach lessons that can be applied to independent reading and writing activities inspired by the book. The unit also includes a mentor sentence with activities. The unit is for grades 3-6.