Advice from the Experts

Ralph Fletcher says, “Of all the workshop components, the mini lesson looks the closet to what we associate with traditional teaching. Mini lessons are short focused, and direct. The teacher has something to teach, and she gathers students to teach it.”

I approach my teaching with a spirit of wonder and amazement. I ask questions that guide studies of inquiry about students specifically and about reading skills and processes in general. I collect data, and puzzle over it, rearrange it, analyze it and draw conclusions from it. And just when it might seem I’m done, I start the whole thing all over again — there is always more to think about, question, and learn. Jennifer Serravallo

Mini lessons are the best forum teachers have for pulling the classroom community together to take on a problem. Mini lessons power our curriculum. Lucy Calkins


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