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Unit 2: Time for Rhymes: A Genre Study of Poetry
Mini-lessons are short lessons (10-30 minutes) used to teach important literacy
skills to students.  The mini-lessons follow a basic format:anticipatory set,
modeling, guided practice, independent practice, and with support, and then
practice the skill independently.  To read more about the rationale for using
mini-lessons, see:
Lombardo, M. (2006). The Magic of Mini-Lessons. Library Media
Connection,
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(6), 34-35. Retrieved from ERIC database.
Day 1:
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Day 2:
Using the table of contents, glossary, etc. in a poetry anthology.
Day 3:
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Day 6:
Identifying sensory details and figurative language
Day 7:
Demonstrating proper speaking techniques, reading poetry aloud
Day 8:
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Day 9:
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Day 10:
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