webPD | Mini-Lesson: Patterning First-Liners

webPD | Mini-Lesson: Patterning First-Liners

Mini-Lesson: Patterning First-Liners This mini-lesson shows students how to pattern their own beginnings in writing after mentor text. Using engaging mentor text examples, Kristina shows how to write a good first-liner. Duration: 14:54 | Grade...
webPD | Mini-Lesson: X-Ray Editing

webPD | Mini-Lesson: X-Ray Editing

Mini-Lesson: X-Ray Editing This mini-lesson shows students how to look for their writing errors when they edit. Using colorful glasses, Kristina demonstrates how to focus on one editing task at a time. Duration: 13:35 | Grade 4
webPD | Mini-Lesson: Punctuating Dialogue

webPD | Mini-Lesson: Punctuating Dialogue

Mini-Lesson: Punctuating Dialogue This mini-lesson explains how to use quotation marks in dialogue. Using air quotes and a little history, Kristina shows students how to place quotation marks around what characters say. Duration: 13:57 | Grade...
webPD | Mini-Lesson: Charting Sentence Fluency

webPD | Mini-Lesson: Charting Sentence Fluency

Mini-Lesson: Charting Sentence Fluency This mini-lesson demonstrates how students can self-assess varied sentence length. Putting aside the Slinky, Kristina shows students another way to check their sentence length to see if they have enough variety. Duration: 11:50 |...
webPD | Mini-Lesson: Slinky Sentences

webPD | Mini-Lesson: Slinky Sentences

Mini-Lesson: Sentence Stretching with a Slinky This mini-lesson demonstrates how students can self-assess varied sentence length. Using a Slinky, Kristina shows students how to check their sentence length to see if they have variety. Duration: 14:09 | Grade...