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!




Demonstrating Knowledge of Content and Pedagogy


Designing Coherent Instruction


Reflecting on Teaching