Mini-Lesson: Show, Don’t Tell (Grade 7)

Mini-Lesson: Show, Don’t Tell (Grade 7)

Mini-Lesson: Show, Don’t Tell This mini-lesson challenges writers to use action verbs to show their feelings. Using engaging mentor text, Kristina explains how to include action verbs to show feeling. Duration: 11:33 | Grade 7
Mini-Lesson: Sensory Mix-Up: 2-Step Directions

Mini-Lesson: Sensory Mix-Up: 2-Step Directions

Mini-Lesson: Sensory Mix-Up: 2-Step Directions This mini-lesson shows students how to include sensory details in their writing. Using the idea of sand art, Kristina explains how to mix in sensory details throughout their writing. Duration: 14:28 | Grade...
Mini-Lesson: Develop Topic Sentences & Supporting Details

Mini-Lesson: Develop Topic Sentences & Supporting Details

Mini-Lesson: Develop Topic Sentences & Supporting Details This mini-lesson explains the importance of including supporting details in paragraph writing. Using the “table” from a pizza box, Kristina shows students how a table top needs legs in order to...
Mini-Lesson: Consistent Verb Tense

Mini-Lesson: Consistent Verb Tense

Mini-Lesson: Consistent Verb Tense This mini-lesson explains how to maintain consistent verb tense. Using a sand timer, Kristina shows students the concept of past tense, present tense, and future tense. Duration: 12:30 | Grade 8
Mini-Lesson: Pause for Commas

Mini-Lesson: Pause for Commas

Mini-Lesson: Pause for Commas This mini-lesson helps students learn how to know where to add a comma. Using the mentor text “Eats, Shoots & Leaves,” Kristina shows students how important the comma is for conveying meaning. Duration: 13:06 | Grade...