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    Minilesson

    Using 5-5-5 Breathing to Calm Down

    Teach 5-5-5 breathing to calm students.

    clouds spelling, "just breathe"

    Minilesson

    Using a Peer Response Sheet

    Teach students to write peer responses.

    Response Sheet Example

    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

    Using Apostrophes in Contractions and Possessives

    Use apostrophes with contractions and possessives.

    Open book with imaginary landscape

    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

    Minilesson

    Using Context Clues

    Learn new words with context clues.

    Context Clues

    Minilesson

    Using Hyphens with Compounds and Fractions

    Use hyphens in compounds and fractions.

    Lights at field

    Video

    Using Inquire in Your School Library

    Video

    Using Inquire to Prepare for New Assessments

    Blog Post

    Using Inquiry Projects to Teach Language Arts

    21st Century Skills: 
    Inquiry Process
    Project-Based Learning
    Questioning
    Planning
    Researching
    Creating
    Improving
    Presenting

    Minilesson

    Using Numbers

    Use numbers correctly.

    Colorful fabric from a southwestern rug

    Minilesson

    Using Parallel Structure

    Teach students to write using parallel structure.

    parallel yellow stripes on road

    Minilesson

    Using PAST to Understand Assignments

    Teach students to analyze writing assignments.

    tennis racket, badminton racket, shuttlecock, tennis ball

    Minilesson

    Using Perspective Shifting to Imagine History

    Help students gain a historical viewpoint.

    illustration of man and horse imagining history

    Minilesson

    Using Perspective Shifting to Persuade Readers

    Help students see from readers' perspectives.

    illustration of girl writing and thinking

    Minilesson

    Using Perspective Shifting to Understand Others

    Help students improve empathy.

    illustration of girl and boy working together

    Minilesson

    Using Positive Self-Talk

    Replace negative with positive self-talk.

    Two teenage girls holding balloons with facial expressions outdoors

    Minilesson

    Using Progressive Relaxation

    Use progressive relaxation to calm students.

    an image of a cat lying on its back

    Video

    Using Project Based Learning to Engage Students in Content

    Minilesson

    Using Quotation Marks

    Use quotation marks with titles and quotations.

    Gollum paddling in underground river

    Minilesson

    Using the Right Word

    Use the right word.

    an image of the recycling symbol

    Minilesson

    Using Time-Order Transitions

    Teach about chronological transitions.

    illustration of a clock character holding a pencil

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