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
What should be my end-of-year writing focus?

What should be my end-of-year writing focus?

What should be my end-of-year writing focus? As teachers are preparing to wrap up a school year disrupted by the pandemic, many are wondering what to prioritize in their writing instruction. Regardless of whether students are in first grade or high school, a focus on...
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...