Get this FREE literacy center! Students use the different parts to create a sentence. There are parts that make up sentences that make sense, but students can also make silly sentences. Students can use these during word work or literacy centers to build fluency and practice building sentences.
Guided Reading and Writer's Workshop Mini-Lessons (Over 300 Mini-lessons)
These are not lesson plans. They are "mini-lessons" intended for teaching the first five minutes of Reader's Workshop and Writer's Workshop as part of the Fountas and Pinnell program. This packet contains over 35 pages of mini-lessons, special mini-lesson notebook paper, and more.
Begin Reader's Workshop in your middle school ELA classroom which includes: creating a Reader's Notebook, 25 minilessons and coordinating PowerPoints, setting up ways for the teacher to organize RW and track student reading data, lay the foundation for guided reading and literature circles, and a TON of handouts for students to glue into their notebooks and use to stay organized the ENTIRE school year. MASSIVE resource for getting RW off the ground and keeping it going. ($)
This Writing Conference Checklist aligns with the Lucy Calkins Units of Study for Kindergarten Narrative Wrting. It works with both Launching the Writer's Workshop and Writing for Readers. I always find it difficult to have a really focused writing conference with a child while noting exactly what occurred during the conference.