This product is an outline of the mini-lessons that I followed to teach 3rd graders how to conduct a short research project. I have included a list of mini lessons, a time frame for each mini-lesson, and a description of how I taught the lesson. All mini-lessons meet a Core Curriculum Writing Standard. I have also included the graphic organizer that my students used to draft their 1st draft for their project. These mini-lessons and organizer could easily be adapted to meet 4th and 5th grade writing standards. I will also be adding a file for the Smartboard lesson that I used to teach this project!
Sample Mini-Lesson (List of 11 lessons provided in the full document)
Writers drafts a