Mini-Lesson: Sentence Stretching with a Slinky

Mini-Lesson: Sentence Stretching with a Slinky

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 stretch out some sentences to make them longer. Duration: 15:02 | Grade...
Mini-Lesson: Sequential Action Verbs

Mini-Lesson: Sequential Action Verbs

Mini-Lesson: Sequential Action Verbs This mini-lesson shows how to include multiple action verbs in one sentence. Using mentor text examples, Kristina shows students how to add powerful verbs to their writing. Duration: 15:06 | Grade 5
Mini-Lesson: Brand-Name Nouns

Mini-Lesson: Brand-Name Nouns

Mini-Lesson: Brand-Name Nouns This mini-lesson emphasizes the importance of using precise nouns instead of vague ones. Using a brand-name cereal box and a generic cereal box, Kristina explains how to use the right word in the right place for good word choice....
Mini-Lesson: Comparison Details

Mini-Lesson: Comparison Details

Mini-Lesson: Comparison Details This mini-lesson explains the importance of using good word choice with comparison details. Using the bullseye word choice icon, Kristina guides students through the process of adding comparison details in their informative writing....
Mini-Lesson: P.A.T. Determines Voice

Mini-Lesson: P.A.T. Determines Voice

Mini-Lesson: P.A.T. Determines Voice This mini-lesson helps students determine their writing voice based on the purpose and audience for their writing. Using a flipbook, Kristina shows students how voice is different depending on why you’re writing and who will...