Writing

A Series of Step-By-Step Writing Mini Lessons

This post outlines the table of contents for the 30+ writing mini lessons series for interactive notebooks, which has proven to be the best approach to how to teach effective writing. It will provide you with creative ideas to teach students sentence structure, paragraph writing, and the writing process for narrative writing in a step-by-step order that scaffolds and builds upon each other. These ideas are ideal for any writing curriculum and writer’s workshop.

 

 

 

1. Writing Mini Lesson 1- Brainstorming for Interactive Notebooks

2. Writing Mini Lesson 2- Complete Sentences

3. Writing Mini Lesson 3- Fragments

4. Writing Mini Lesson 4- Run-On Sentences

5. Writing Mini Lesson 5- How to Teach Paragraph Writing

6. Writing Mini Lesson 6- Relevant Details

7. Writing Mini Lesson 7- Closing Sentences and Clinchers

8. Writing Mini Lesson 8- Table of Contents and Progress Grade for Notebooks

9. Writing Mini Lesson 9- The Writing Process

10. Writing Mini Lesson 10- 3 Steps to Prepare for Narrative Writing

11. Writing Mini Lesson 11- Prewriting for Narrative Writing

12. Writing Mini Lesson 12- Task, Purpose, Audience for Narrative Writing

13. Writing Mini Lesson 13- Setting Writing Goals

14. Writing Mini Lesson 14- Graphic Organizers for Narrative Writing

15. Writing Mini Lesson 15- Plot

16. Writing Mini Lesson 16- Writing an Introduction for a Narrative Essay

17. Writing Mini Lesson 17- Writing the Body Section of a Narrative Essay

18. Writing Mini Lesson 18- Building Suspense and Climax in a Narrative Essay

19. Writing Mini Lesson 19- Developing Characters in a Narrative Essay

20. Writing Mini Lesson 20- Dialogue in a Narrative Essay

21. Writing Mini Lesson 21- Writing the Conclusion of a Narrative Essay

22. Writing Mini Lesson 22- Writing a Rough Draft for a Narrative Essay

23. Writing Mini Lesson 23- Revising a Narrative Essay

24. Writing Mini Lesson 24- Revising a Narrative Essay- DELETE

25. Writing Mini Lesson 25- Revising a Narrative Essay- ADD- Transition Words

26. Writing Mini Lesson 26- Revising a Narrative Essay- REARRANGE

27. Writing Mini Lesson 27- Revising a Narrative Essay- EXCHANGE

28. Writing Mini Lesson 28- Million Dollar Words- WORD CHOICE

29. Writing Mini Lesson 29- Variety of Sentences

30. Writing Mini Lesson 30- Jammin Conclusion of a Narrative Essay

31. Writing Mini Lesson 31- Crafting a Title

32. Writing Mini Lesson 32- CUPS to Edit

33. Writing Mini Lesson 33- CUPS to Edit- Capitalization

34. Writing Mini Lesson 34- CUPS to Edit- Usage

35. Writing Mini Lesson 35- CUPS to Edit- Punctuation

36. Writing Mini Lesson 36- CUPS to Edit- Spelling

37. Writing Mini Lesson 37- Peer Reflections

38. Writing Mini Lesson 38- Final Copies

 

These lessons are also included in the STEP-BY-STEP Interactive Writing Notebooks with mini lessons for paragraph, narrative, opinion, and informative writing designed to scaffold through the writing process.  It includes anchor charts for teaching, interactive notebook pages for taking notes, modeled stories, mentor text, practice sheets, tracking forms, goal forms, prompts, and so much more!  Click on the pic below to find out how to motivate students and boost test scores with this STEP-BY-STEP year-long writing program!

 

“My grade level used this last year and our state assessment scores improved greatly in writing!!!  Other grades are using your units!  I am soooo excited to see what the kiddos remember from year to year since it spirals.  It’s helped them TONS and with our population, we always struggle to find successful resources.  We love them!!!” – Megan

 

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