Create a Writing Curriculum of Mini-Units

Create a Writing Curriculum of Mini-Units

Learning Center Subscribe to Ask Smekens Filter by Category: All Reading Reader's Workshop Management Comprehension Planning Comprehension Lessons Standardized Reading Assessments Text Selection Annotating & Note-Taking Writing About Reading Literacy Stations...
Introduce 1-2 New Skills Per Mini-Unit

Introduce 1-2 New Skills Per Mini-Unit

Introduce 1-2 New Skills Per Mini-Unit Jan 21, 2019 | [Writing] FAQ: Do I teach a new skill every day of a mini-unit? ANSWER: NO! Every writing skill requires MULTIPLE days of instruction. Consequently, devote three days of the total unit length for every new writing...
Scaffold Writing Experiences

Scaffold Writing Experiences

Learning Center Subscribe to Ask Smekens Filter by Category: All Reading Reader's Workshop Management Comprehension Planning Comprehension Lessons Standardized Reading Assessments Text Selection Annotating & Note-Taking Writing About Reading Literacy Stations...
Teach Research Writing in Smaller Mini-Units

Teach Research Writing in Smaller Mini-Units

Teach Research Writing in Smaller Mini-Units March 13, 2013 | [Writing] Research writing done in classrooms today looks much different than when we went to school. Gone are the days of World Book Encyclopedia in hardback sets. Gone are the days of limited access to...