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Use this lesson to help students understand the strategy of saying their ideas out loud before beginning to write. This strategy seems simple, yet many students start putting pencil to paper before really thinking about how they want their writing to sound.
Teaching mini-lessons digitally (instead of simply writing on an anchor chart) allows you to…
*include photos/videos to make the lesson interactive
*enhances the lesson for visual learners
*push out mini-lessons through Google Classroom to catch up students who missed school, or to use as a preview to the mini-lesson for students who need pre-teaching
*save lessons from year to year