Mini-Lessons That Inspire Students to Write
The goals and priorities for this course are intended to provide opportunities for teachers to design mini-lessons that inspire students to write.
The primary goal of this course will be for participants to learn how to design quality mini-lessons, which are concentrated skill-based lessons that are 10-15 minutes in duration. Teachers will learn about the four different types of mini-lessons: procedural writing, the writing process, editing, and the Author’s craft. Teachers will also explore mentor texts and how those texts can enhance the meaning of any mini-lesson. While there are a variety of skills and concepts that can be used to teach students effective writing, it is important to learn how it can be done in an engaging way!