Mini-Lesson: Get Outta Here

Mini-Lesson: Get Outta Here

Mini-Lesson: Get Outta Here This mini-lesson encourages students to replace worn-out verbs with better action verbs. Using the analogy of the verb being the engine of the sentence, Kristina shows students how to replace weak verbs with stronger ones. Duration: 12:27 |...
Mini-Lesson: Weaving Description Among Facts

Mini-Lesson: Weaving Description Among Facts

Mini-Lesson: Weaving Description Among Facts This mini-lesson shows students how to include descriptive details in their informative writing. Using the idea of braiding, Kristina demonstrates how to weave descriptive details among facts. Duration: 14:41 | Grade...
Mini-Lesson: Choosing Sides

Mini-Lesson: Choosing Sides

Mini-Lesson: Choosing Sides This mini-lesson helps students understand that voice is determined by perspective. Using a Rubik’s cube, Kristina explains that one issue or topic could have several different “sides.” Duration: 14:32 | Grade...
Mini-Lesson: Different Perspectives

Mini-Lesson: Different Perspectives

Mini-Lesson: Different Perspectives This mini-lesson shows how voice changes based on perspective. Using engaging mentor text, Kristina demonstrates how writing from a unique perspective improves the trait of voice. Duration: 13:27 | Grade 8