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    Minilesson

    Sentence Modeling with the Masters

    Practice sentence modeling.

    Stamp of Mark Twain

    Minilesson

    Setting and Reaching Goals

    Help students set and reach academic goals.

    Low angle view of a male athlete performing a pole vault against the sky

    Minilesson

    Using Positive Self-Talk

    Replace negative with positive self-talk.

    Two teenage girls holding balloons with facial expressions outdoors

    Minilesson

    Using Anecdotes in Formal Writing

    Add a narrative touch to formal writing.
    Illustration of a flying fish jumping over a boy in a rowboat

    Minilesson

    Calming Down with Deep Pressure

    Teach deep pressure to calm students.

    a woman's hand squeezing a stress ball

    Minilesson

    Expressing Emotions Through Drawing

    Help students draw their feelings.

    child crayon drawing of beautiful day and princess girl

    Minilesson

    Checking the Emotion Thermometer

    Help students express intensity of emotion.

    illustration of thermometers with different levels

    Minilesson

    Learning to Say No

    Help students learn refusal skills.

    showing hand signaling to stop

    Minilesson

    Expressing Emotions Through Movement

    Connect movement to emotion.

    girls dancing and jumping in mid-air

    Minilesson

    Creating Pie Graphs

    Teach how to make a pie graph.
    Computer Lab Pie Graph

    Minilesson

    Creating a Plan

    Help students plan projects.

    an image of a planning sheet

    Minilesson

    Creating a Rubric to Evaluate Projects

    Create a quick rubric for any project.

    Rubric Sheet

    Minilesson

    Sequencing with a Time Line

    Use time lines for critical thinking.

    Marie Curie Time Line

    Minilesson

    Evaluating with a Pro-Con Chart

    Analyze good and bad with a pro-con chart.

    Westward Pro Con List

    Minilesson

    Analyzing with a Cause-Effect Chart

    Analyze causes and effects of any topic.

    Chemcial Cause Effect

    Minilesson

    Comparing with a Venn Diagram

    Analyze similarities and differences.

    Presidents Venn Diagram

    Minilesson

    Analyzing with a Line Diagram

    Analyze parts of a topic with a line diagram.

    US Gov Line Diagram

    Minilesson

    Writing a Tumble-Down Poem

    Help students write a free-verse poem.

    Dalmatian dog lifts his head up and sniffs

    Minilesson

    Writing a 5 W’s Story

    Help students write realistic stories.

    Two ice skaters glide along a frozen river

    Minilesson

    Elaborating in a Food Review

    Help students practice elaboration.

    Cheeseburger cooking on a flaming grill

    Minilesson

    Writing Freely and Rapidly

    Teach student to freewrite for ideas.

    Illustration of a notebook and pencil

    Minilesson

    Writing a Family Story and Historical Marker

    Inspire students to write family stories.

    Kascinski's World Famous Hot Dog Stand Plaque

    Minilesson

    Performing "Systems Checks" of Your Writing

    Help students self-evaluate their writing. 

    Pilots interacting in a plane cockpit

    Minilesson

    Using a Peer Response Sheet

    Teach students to write peer responses.

    Response Sheet Example

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