Sorry I'm two days late to my BBB Holly's Tried It Tuesday! I actually "TRIED" this last week, but I've been overwhelmed with meetings, conferences, planning, open house, soccer,
cleaning my house, the list goes on and on! It always takes me a while to get back in the swing of things at the beginning of the year! I wanted to share on Holly's fantastic linky something new I've tried this year.
I introduced my students to Jivey's Mentor Sentences! I dabbled a little with it at the end of the year just based on Jivey and Collaboration Cuties' introduction to mentor sentences and how they used it in their classroom. After getting my hands on Jivey's first mentor sentence pack I knew I wanted to implement them into my instruction. Her instructions are so explicit and clear, I felt ready to go!
Here are some photos from each day:
Monday & Tuesday:
Wednesday & Thursday:
Featured student sentences:
I was very pleased with the way my first full week went! I have never used or been a fan of DOL because I've never seen any transfer into my students' writing. These sentences focus on the great qualities of writing and allow students the opportunity to write their own amazing sentence.
I love my BBB Jivey and her Mentor Sentences!
Check out all the great ideas that have already been "tried" at Fourth Grade Flipper!