ERIC Number: ED387795
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995
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Language Arts Mini-Lessons: Step-by-Step Skill-Builders for Your Classroom.
Clemmons, Joan; Laase, Lois
Using content to motivate students in grades 4-8 to acquire reading and writing skills, this book presents 13 mini-lessons on using literature to teach skills and strategies in reading, writing, and grammar. Each lesson covers at least 2, if not all 3 of these areas, and each lesson can easily take several days to cover. Each lesson presents the objective of the lesson, an introduction, a list of materials and preparations to complete, procedures, follow-up activities, and students evaluation methods. Chapters in the book are: (1) How To Use This Book; (2) A Look at a Literature-Based Classroom; (3) Questions and Answers; (4) Comprehension Strategies; (5) Taking Notes; (6) Writing Paragraphs from Summary Notes; (7) Data Retrieval Chart: A Graphic Organizer; (8) Revising Sentences; (9) Using a Thesaurus; (10) How a Story Is Developed; (11) Point of View; (12) Writing Dialogue; (13) Writing Lead Sentences; (14) Writing Plurals; (15) Possessive Nouns; and (16) Developing Vocabulary Using a Semantic Map. (RS)
Descriptors: Graphic Organizers, Intermediate Grades, Junior High Schools, Language Arts, Lesson Plans, Middle Schools, Notetaking, Reading Skills, Reading Strategies, Student Motivation, Vocabulary Development, Writing Instruction, Writing Processes
Scholastic, Inc., 2931 East McCarty Street, Jefferson, City, MO 65102 ($16.95).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
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Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
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