Grades 3-6 - 25 Lessons To Improve Student Writing eBook
This book is designed to help the busy grade 3-6 educator provide short, but effective writing lessons during the writing period. Ideal for teaching such concepts as:
- Hooking your reader
- Using a thesaurus
- Webbing your idea
- Avoiding plagiarism
- and MORE
From the introduction of the book:
A mini-lesson is exactly what it says. It is meant to be a brief lesson- giving direction on a particular topic. A mini-lesson provides instruction that is focused on one concept at a time. Mini-lessons are designed for immediate use with your students prior to dismissing them for the remainder of the writing time.
You will find 25 different mini-lessons in this booklet for the intermediate grades. Perhaps you will use a few or all of them during the year. These lessons are not meant to be presented in the order they appear in the booklet. They are here as a reference for you to use as you oversee the needs of your students. Watch your students writing closely. From there, you will be able to present your own mini-lessons based on the needs of individual students in your room.
Numerous pieces of children's' literature are presented in the mini-lessons. Do not feel tied to these particular pieces if they are not available to you. Read the overall concept being taught and then proceed to use what you have which will illustrate the same points.
Remember to keep your mini-lessons to the point and to encourage your students to apply this new knowledge in their writing. Be sure to walk around during writing time and visit with your students. Let them know you are not looking for perfection, but for improvement. As you continue to have students write every day, YOU WILL SEE IMPROVEMENT! You will also see SUCCESS! Praise! Praise! Praise!"
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