Friday, December 12, 2008

Writing Mini-Lesson Ideas: Organization, Adding a Grabber

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With M.A.P. approaching, many teachers are using a lot of prompt writing in their classrooms. I had the opportunity to present two mini-lessons to a class this week. One was on organization and the second was on stretching the graphic organizer into an interesting piece of writing (see PowerPoint).

Once I finished modeling my mini-lesson each day, the students continued working on their own writing pieces while the classroom teacher conferred with various students. They did not write to my prompt. It's important to BALANCE free writing with prompt writing.

The mini-lessons are posted for you to use if you'd like.

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