This 60 page unit includes 16 mini lessons, 9 charts, 5 writing process posters, 9 graphic organizers, 16 writing samples to use during mini lessons, 1 student checklists and 1 grading rubric.
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16 Mini Lessons Structured in the Following Way:
Materials (including pre-made charts for use with the lesson)
Hook- a fun way to start the mini lesson
Teaching Point- a straightforward statement about what students will learn
Modeling- a way for you to show students the skill you are teaching
Practice-an opportunity for students to practice the skill with partners
Share-an opportunity for students to share with the whole class what they learned through the mini-lesson (done after independent writing time)
Mini Lesson Topics Included:
Brainstorming: Topic Ideas
Drafting: Writing Without Stopping
Revising: Topics and Subtopics
Revising: Sequencing a Table of Contents
Drafting: Using Linking Words
Revising: Trying Out Formats
Elaborating: Studying Mentor Texts
Elaborating: Using Nonfiction Text Features
Roadblocks Along the Way
Elaborating: Adding Interesting Details
Revising: Checking That It Makes Sense
Revising: Introductions and Conclusions
Revising: Making Paragraphs
Publishing: Throwing a Publishing Party
Cross Curricular Connections
Also Included In This Product:
Not only does this bundle include all of the above there are also 4 pages of tips about how to manage writing workshop and confer with students!
A variety of the mini lessons go beyond just teaching writing. The sixth lesson teaches all sorts of critical thinking skills such as compare/contrast, problem/solution and cause/effect. The twelfth lesson is inquiry based and requires students to research how mentor authors write introductions and conclusions in small groups. The sixteenth mini lesson is cross curricular linking the informational writing process to social studies and can be used over and over with other content areas such as science.
Common Core Standards Addressed in This Unit:
SL=Speaking and Listening
W.3.2.a,b,c,d; W.3.4; W.3.5; W.3.7; SL.3.1; SL.3.2; SL.3.3; SL.3.4; L3.1.a.b; L3.2.a.g; L3.4.d; RI.3.3; RI.3.7; RI.3.8; RI.3.9
W.4.2.a,b,c,d,e; W.4.4; W.4.5; W.4.7; L.4.2.a.d; RI.4.3; RI.4.5;
W.5.2.a.b.e; W.5.5; W.5.7
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