Literacy Mini-Lesson Plan

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  • Topic: Punctuation, Semicolon, Question mark
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Mini-lesson #1:
Grade: 1
Pillar: Fluency
General Goal: Punctuation
Specific Goal: Students will be able to use !/./? and add these punctuation marks at the end of a sentence to change how the sentence is read.

Teacher Modeling: The teacher will ask the students what they know about punctuation. Then the teacher will write on the white board, a question mark, a period, an exclamation point and the simple sentence 'The wind is blowing'. The teacher will explain the use of each ending mark. The teacher will show and model how each the punctuation marks change the way a sentence is read by adding each of the punctuation marks, one at a time, to the sentence and reading it aloud. The teacher will then use the same technique with 3-4 other sentences and guide students as needed.

Guided Practice: The students will be paired with a partner. One student will get a packet of small sentences. The other student will get a packet with punctuation marks. The student with the sentences packet will read one of the sentences, then change how the sentence is read according to what punctuation mark the other student holds up from their packet. When the teacher says 'switch', the students will switch packets with each other and play again.

Monitoring: The teacher will walk around the room answering any questions and observing the students to see who is able to change the reading of the sentences correctly when given the different punctuation marks and who needs assistance.

Mini-lesson #2:
Grade: 1
Pillar: Fluency
General Goal: Tone adjustments
Specific Goal: Students will be able to change their tone when reading a sentence, using different emotions, to change the sound of how a sentence is read.

Teacher Modeling: The teacher will ask the students what they know about sounds in their voice when reading. Then the teacher will write on the white board the simple sentence 'You need to clean your room'. The teacher will explain the use of tone when...
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