Writing Mini-Lessons for Primary


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These writing mini-lessons were created so you could cultivate motivated writers in your primary classroom.  Not only will your students be motivated, they will learn ways to strengthen their messages through writing through our intentional Writing Mini-Lessons.

Why Writing Mini-Lessons? 

  1. Breaks down important writing skills into digestible bites.
  2. Intentional instruction! Not just busy work.
  3. Gets students to produce quality writing.
  4. Allows for variety of student work.  You won’t get the same story from each student even if they have the same topic.
  5. Enables the teacher to focus on a new specific skill while also reinforcing previous skills taught.
  6. Incorporates interactive, hands-on instruction with each mini-lesson.

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Writing Mini-Lessons Include

  • Instructions
  • Mentor Texts
  • Skill Practice
  • Task Cards
  • Book Suggestions
  • Writing Prompts
  • Books to Prompt Writing
  • Writing Rubrics
  • Graphic Organizers
  • Writing Paper
  • Aligning Activities

Included in this Unit will be two versions for each Mini-Lesson.  

Kindergarten and 1st Grade Version 

  • A.Main Idea (Staying on Topic)
  • B.Stretching Sentences (Adding Details)
  • C.Mini Field Trip (Story Organization)
  • D.Attention-Grabbing Openings (Coherence)
  • E.Punctuation (Conventions)
  • F.Alliteration
  • G.Onomatopoeia

2nd and 3rd Grade 

  • A.Irrelevant Sentences (Staying on Topic)
  • B.Descriptive Paragraphs (Adding Details)
  • C.Elements of Story (Story Organization)
  • D.Constructing Strong Closings (Coherence)
  • E.Discussing with Dialogue (Conventions)
  • F.Alliteration
  • G.Onomatopoeia


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