Posted on 08/16/2009 by debrennersmith
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Posted on 01/21/2009 by debrennersmith
Teacher models how to do the skill / strategy (Power of 3 – gradual release; I do, we do, you do). The teacher uses demonstration most of the time. The teacher writes on chart paper or transparencies so that the writing is revisited in the future by the teacher and students in future lessons.
Student Engagement - How will the students be engaged in the before reading section today?
One teaching point (setting purpose for lesson)
Setting Purpose for Writing Today… “Your Job Today is…” or “While you are writing today, you will…”
While the students write, the teacher confers with students.
Revisit teaching point - What was the teaching point?
What will you do from this day and every day forward? How will the students know to transfer today’s lesson to future learning and application?
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Posted on 04/20/2008 by debrennersmith
Sometimes the mini-lesson is taught through a picture book lesson (6 traits style).
Some teachers prefer using the overhead and writing on transparencies. Teachers write on transparencys so that they may revisit and revise lessons with their students in the future.
Many teachers write on chart paper so that lessons are easily revised. Mini-lessons usually include think-alouds and have one key teaching point.
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