Included in this document are 100 mini lessons for teaching, practicing, and correcting writing. Some of these lessons are based on the ideas in the Empowering Writers program, but can be used with any program you have in your curriculum. Included in this document is the short version designed to be more portable with fewer pages. I have also included an expanded version. It has only one lesson per page so that you can take more notes, or reorganized the order.
I hope these mini lessons make your life easier when it comes to organizing your writing time.
These lessons are just the basic instruction and simple practice. They should take between ten to thirty minutes. I also try, when possible, to use my student examples to show the skills, or weaknesses in the skills. These lessons can also be supplemented with your basal or other materials you have. Students will need more practice than just these mini lessons. This is the reason for the second version where each lesson is on it’s own page. This will give you more room to take notes. Also, you can add copies of other materials after the lesson to keep them all in one place. Making copies of the lesson sheet in another color will help keep them organized. I also do not go through these lessons in numerical order, so putting each lesson on a page will allow you to organize the lessons in any order.
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