Day by Day: Mini-lessons Cycle 2, Day 9

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Mini-lessons Cycle 2: Teaching Conventions in Mini-Lessons

Day 9: Taking risks with conventions

Challenge: Develop a mini-lesson that will encourage students to take risks in their writing. Consider modeling for your student how you take risks with conventions in your writing. Write a sentence using parentheses or a dash. Talk through your decisions with your students so they can hear the inner workings of choosing to take risks in your writing.

What are some ways you can shift from perfectionism to encouraging students to take risks when it comes to conventions?

What are your thoughts about Anne Lamott’s words on perfectionism?

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