How Do I Use One Text For Multiple Mini Lessons?

Eva Mireles3rd grade teacher, 4th grade teacher, 5th grade teacher, ELA, The Reading Teacher's Playbook Podcast, Upper Elementary, Upper Elementary Teacher


In this episode:

After listening to this episode you will leave equipped with the what, the why and the how of using one text for multiple mini lessons. 

I talk about:

  1. What a mentor text is and its purpose in the RLA classroom.
  2. Why using a mentor text for your RLA instruction will: save you time, save students processing time, save you instructional time.
  3. How to make using mentor texts for multiple mini lessons a reality in your classroom. 


 – Mentor texts can be used for several lessons to model what good readers and writers do. 

-Mentor texts save you planning time, instructional time and help save students processing time. 

-Planning for mentor texts means long range and short range planning so that you can get the most out of using key texts for your next unit. 

Links to resources mentioned in the podcast:

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