Mini-Lesson: Hearing & Naming Voice

Mini-Lesson: Hearing & Naming Voice

Mini-Lesson: Hearing, Naming, & Finding Voice This mini-lesson explains to students the importance of listening for voice as readers, and then naming it. Using the voice poster, Kristina helps students see how to using feeling words to pinpoint voice in writing....
Mini-Lesson: Writing Purposeful Transitions

Mini-Lesson: Writing Purposeful Transitions

Mini-Lesson: Writing Purposeful Transitions This mini-lesson helps students understand the importance of using purposeful transitions. Using a road sign, Kristina explains to students how transitions in our writing guide a reader just like road signs guide a driver....
Mini-Lesson: Organizing a Compare-Contrast

Mini-Lesson: Organizing a Compare-Contrast

Mini-Lesson: Organizing a Compare-Contrast This mini-lesson explains how to organize a compare-contrast piece of writing. Using a specially wrapped package, Kristina shows students how to pre-write using a T-Chart instead of a Venn diagram. Duration: 13:25 | Grade...
Mini-Lesson: Creating Strong “So What?” Endings

Mini-Lesson: Creating Strong “So What?” Endings

Mini-Lesson: Creating Strong “So What?” Endings This mini-lesson helps students learn how to create endings that do more than summarize. Using the train icon for the trait of organization, Kristina shows students writing samples that provide a “So...