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Mini-Lessons Cycle 1: Meaningful Mini-Lessons
Day 3: Strings of Mini-Lessons
Challenge: Look at your next unit of study in writing workshop. Record the skills you want your students to be able to walk away with once the unit is over. Those are your bends in the road. Then flesh out your teaching points, making sure they match up to the bend in the road they fall within, connecting them with the word by. If the sentence doesn’t flow or make sense when you link it with the word by, then it’s time to recraft the teaching points.
How is planning with bends in the road in mind similar to or different from the way you’ve planned units of study in the past?
What happened when you linked the teaching points with the bend in the road using the word by? Did you have to recraft any of the teaching points so they’d fit into the bend?