Five Must Teach Mini Lessons

Five Must Teach Mini Lessons

420SharesShare Tweet Pin It Many teachers think mini lessons are a way to teach writing or reading skills. THAT IS NOT TRUE! We should all be teaching behavior mini lessons too. Go directly to videos you can use with your writing class today by clicking...
31 Mini Lessons for the First Month of School

31 Mini Lessons for the First Month of School

676SharesShare Tweet Pin It What do you write in your plan book the first month of school, how about the first week? If you took a peek at my plan book you’d find mini lesson titles, mentor text lists, scheduled assessments, deadlines, unit plan...
The Truth About Writing Part Two

The Truth About Writing Part Two

Share Tweet Pin It Welcome back for part two of this three part series revealing the truth about writing with mini lessons! In each blog post I provide a mini lesson you can use with your class to discuss topics all students think about but rarely get...
The Truth About Writing Part One

The Truth About Writing Part One

980SharesShare Tweet Pin It This is a three-part mini lesson series that will help you reach for the truth about writing with your students. Each post will include a mini lesson, not for the faint of heart. These mini lessons are for writing teachers...
Mini Lessons Step By Step Part Two

Mini Lessons Step By Step Part Two

Share Tweet Pin It Welcome to Mini Lessons Step By Step Part Two… Part One: Coming to the Meeting Area & Hooking Students In Part Two: Teaching a Targeted Skill & Modeling with Mentor Texts Part Three: Guided & Independent Practice...
Mini Lesson Step By Step Part One

Mini Lesson Step By Step Part One

125SharesShare Tweet Pin It So what is a mini lesson anyway? To put it plainly, a mini lesson is a brief lesson modeling a targeted writing skill. In this series I’ll break it down into small, easy to chew bits. Join me for this three part series...
Tips for Planning Writing Units

Tips for Planning Writing Units

Share Tweet Pin It Planning a writing unit can feel overwhelming. Many teachers feel stressed out by curricula put in front of them by their schools and districts with little to no training. It is difficult to sift through all the words to get to the...