I published these mini lessons based on the anchor texts in the Grade 2 Journeys Reading program. I modified the lessons to fit the Readers’ Workshop model. Each mini lesson takes about ten minutes. My students then transition into independent reading for thirty minutes where they are practicing the skill from the mini lesson. We then gather back on the rug for a 5 minute share.
I have included a graphic organizer to accompany each lesson. I make a poster-sized version for my easel to model with, photocopies for reading partners during guided practice, and I use them to assess weekly skills in independent reading.
If you are not using the Journeys program, you will find a list of mentor texts used in each of the mini lessons that are found in most classroom libraries already! The lessons are designed for second grade, but can easily be used in grades 1-4.
This product includes:
Table of Contents listing 30 mini lessons with corresponding anchor text
30 mini lessons (each includes mini lesson principle, materials, connection to prior learning, explicit instruction, active involvement, link to independent reading, and share)
30 graphic organizers (one to accompany each mini lesson)
Please let me know if you have any questions before you purchase. Thank you!