The mini-lessons included in this packet will help your students develop creative ways to write for short periods of time. Mini-lessons are focused and involve explicit instruction that should not last more than 15 minutes. These mini-lessons will provide the students the opportunity to use different genres and techniques to improve writing skills.
Mini-lessons for any content area should include at least four components: Connection to learning, Explicit Teaching, Active Engagement, and Closure. All the writing mini-lessons in this packet are designed with those four components in mind, but you are free to adapt them according to your needs.
The mini-lessons are not intended to take the place of structured and explicit writing teaching according to the educational standards for each grade level. However, if done consistently, they will support the writing process and the development of standardized writing skills.
We will be adding more lessons!
We have included 5 Writing Mini lessons
• Persuasive/Media Literacy
• Poetry/Free Verse