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: Patterning First-Liners

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...
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: X-Ray Editing

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