This document contains 12 mini lessons that can be used during Units 7-8 of Reader's Workshop. Each mini lesson contains the objective (I-Can Statement), Common Core Standard, Materials Needed, The Connection, The Teach, Active Engagement, and The Link. The lessons were written using "A CURRICULAR PLAN FOR THE READING WORKSHOP, GRADE K, 2011–2012 © 2011 by Lucy Calkins. Heinemann: Portsmouth, NH."as a resource and guide.