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    Minilesson

    Combining Choppy Sentences

    Combine sentences for better flow.

    An image of the planet Venus

    Minilesson

    Discovering Narrative Strategies

    Use shared inquiry to develop personal narratives. 

    Illustration of boy writing his name in a frosty window

    Minilesson

    Discovering Rules for Their, There, and They’re

    Use shared inquiry to learn their, there, and they're.

    American barber pole

    Minilesson

    Sharing Fiction with a Partner

    Use shared inquiry to read fiction.

    Illustration of boy reading giant book

    Minilesson

    Punctuating Dialogue

    Teach quotation marks with end punctuation.
     

    Minilesson

    If I Were President

    Think about being president.

    If I Were President

    Minilesson

    Comparing Myself to a President

    Compare yourself to a president.

    Abraham Lincoln

    Minilesson

    If I Were a President's Pet

    Imagine being a president's pet.

    FDR quote

    Minilesson

    Writing a Historical Dialogue

    Create a dialogue with a historical figure.

    Minilesson

    Elaborating Sentences

    Add detail to sentences.

    Cheerleaders at a high school football game

    Minilesson

    Elaborating with Supporting Details

    Use a variety of details.

    Bridge support

    Minilesson

    Capturing Readers' Attention

    Use opening strategies.

    Photo of a gorilla

    Minilesson

    Answering Objections

    Address opposing positions.

    Photo of a protestor with a "no" sign

    Minilesson

    Defending Huck Finn

    Defend a fictional character in court.

    Huck Finn

    Minilesson

    Building Words

    Assemble prefixes, roots, and suffixes.
     

    Building Vocabulary

    Minilesson

    Answering Objections in Arguments

    Answer key objections to an argument.

    Illustration of figure pulling rope

    Minilesson

    Reading as a Writer

    Learn how to discover writing strategies from reading models. 

    Reading as a Writer

    Minilesson

    Choosing the Right Coordinating Conjunction

    Learn how to choose precise connecting words. 

    Traffic Light

    Minilesson

    Elaborating Ideas with Compound Sentences

    Learn how to add new details to sentences. 

    Street Art

    Minilesson

    Labeling Your Feelings

    Calm your body and mind by voicing your feelings.

    Blog Post

    How to Find Open-Education Resources

    Blog Post

    5 Social-Emotional Strategies for Teenagers

    Social-Emotional Intelligence: 
    Social-Emotional Learning
    Limbic System
    Cortex
    Peer Pressure

    Blog Post

    Why Project-Based Learning Motivates Students

    21st Century Skills: 
    Project-Based Learning
    Collaborating
    Problem Solving
    Productivity

    Blog Post

    Support Students Through Trying Times

    Social-Emotional Intelligence: 
    Limbic System
    Cortex
    SEL
    Stress
    Mindfulness
    Self-Care
    Social-Emotional Learning

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