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    Minilesson

    Summarizing Ideas in a Nutshell

    Practice one-sentence summaries.

    Photo of an open walnut shell

    Minilesson

    Using 5-5-5 Breathing to Calm Down

    Teach 5-5-5 breathing to calm students.

    clouds spelling, "just breathe"

    Minilesson

    Using Progressive Relaxation

    Use progressive relaxation to calm students.

    an image of a cat lying on its back

    Minilesson

    Recognizing Bullying

    Help students recognize bullying.

    image of a boy being bullied at school

    Minilesson

    Taking Action Against Bullying

    Teach students strategies for staying safe.

    group of diverse young students standing together in classroom

    Minilesson

    Doing Random Acts of Kindness

    Help students be kind to each other.

    Practice kindness - inspirational advice on a vintage slate blackboard

    Minilesson

    Analyzing Writing Prompts

    Practice studying the parts of a test prompt.

    Photo of a blue exam book

    Minilesson

    Sentence Modeling with the Masters

    Practice sentence modeling.

    Stamp of Mark Twain

    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

    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

    Performing "Systems Checks" of Your Writing

    Help students self-evaluate their writing. 

    Pilots interacting in a plane cockpit

    Minilesson

    Correcting End Punctuation

    Insert end punctuation in the paragraph.

    California landscape

    Minilesson

    Correcting Capitalization 1

    Correct capitalization.

    Image of the underground railroad

    Minilesson

    Correcting Subject-Verb Agreement 1

    Make subjects and verbs agree in number.

    A tornado in a field

    Minilesson

    Using Commas in a Series

    Use commas in series.

    Anteater

    Minilesson

    Using Commas in Dates and Addresses

    Use commas in dates and addresses.

    Fireworks

    Minilesson

    Using Commas with Numbers and Interjections

    Use commas with numbers and interjections.

    Rain on a window

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