Building Better Readers
Through Strong Minilessons
Presented by
Betsey Kennedy-Olotka Elizabeth.Kennedy@cobbk12.org
Elizab...
Essential Questions
• What are the key components of a
strong minilesson?
• How do I design minilessons that
impact reader...
Daily 5 Schedule/
Reading Workshop Schedule
Daily 5 Intermediate Schedule
Minilesson
Reading Workshop Schedule
Work Sessio...
The Structure of
Reading Workshop
Place the words and
phrases in the
appropriate sections of
the Reading Workshop
Instruct...
The Structure of
Reading Workshop: Work Session
MinilessonClosing
Work Session
• 40+ minutes
• Independent Reading
• Guide...
The Structure of
Reading Workshop: Closing
MinilessonClosing
Work Session
• 5-10 minutes
• Review of Minilesson
• Partner ...
The Structure of
Reading Workshop: Minilesson
MinilessonClosing
Work Session
• 5-10 minutes
• Whole Class
• Teacher-led
• ...
The 5 W’s of Minilessons
• Who?
• When?
• Where?
• What?
• Why?
Explicit instruction
Authentic Learning
Attention Spans
Co...
The Big Question:
Minilesson in Action
Minilesson Observations
A Closer Look at the
Architecture of a Minilesson
1. The Connection
2. The Teaching Component
3. Active Involvement
4. The...
The Connection
• First 2-3 minutes
• Connect to previous lessons
• Intimacy and Immediacy
– Personal Stories/Student Examp...
Teaching Component
• Focus on something that is universal in
reading
• Revisit familiar read-alouds
• Demonstrate (Think A...
Active Involvement
• 2-3 minutes of practice
• Use a specifically chosen portion of a shared
text
• Every child is activel...
The Link
• Restate what children should have learned
• Remind students that this will always be
important for reading
• Ad...
Minilesson in Action
Check off the elements you
see included in this minilesson
as you watch.
Minilesson Observations
How do I know what to teach?
Think about your own reading
How do I know what to teach?
Read and think about teaching points
How do I know what to teach?
Listen to your students
How do I know what to teach?
Consider other resources
Units of Study for Teaching
Reading: A Curriculum for the
Reading Wo...
Creating Minilessons
Time to try your
hand at this!
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Building better readers

  1. 1. Building Better Readers Through Strong Minilessons Presented by Betsey Kennedy-Olotka Elizabeth.Kennedy@cobbk12.org Elizabeth Marsili Elizabeth.Marsili@cobbk12.org
  2. 2. Essential Questions • What are the key components of a strong minilesson? • How do I design minilessons that impact readers in brief amounts of time?
  3. 3. Daily 5 Schedule/ Reading Workshop Schedule Daily 5 Intermediate Schedule Minilesson Reading Workshop Schedule Work Session Closing Focus Lesson Focus Lesson Work Session Work Session Closing
  4. 4. The Structure of Reading Workshop Place the words and phrases in the appropriate sections of the Reading Workshop Instructional Framework. MinilessonClosing Work Session
  5. 5. The Structure of Reading Workshop: Work Session MinilessonClosing Work Session • 40+ minutes • Independent Reading • Guided Reading or Strategy Groups • Conferencing • Response to Reading • Daily 5 • Literacy Stations
  6. 6. The Structure of Reading Workshop: Closing MinilessonClosing Work Session • 5-10 minutes • Review of Minilesson • Partner Share or Book Clubs
  7. 7. The Structure of Reading Workshop: Minilesson MinilessonClosing Work Session • 5-10 minutes • Whole Class • Teacher-led • Specific Teaching Point • Read-Aloud/Think-Aloud • Develop Teaching Charts/Anchor Charts
  8. 8. The 5 W’s of Minilessons • Who? • When? • Where? • What? • Why? Explicit instruction Authentic Learning Attention Spans Community Gradual Release
  9. 9. The Big Question:
  10. 10. Minilesson in Action
  11. 11. Minilesson Observations
  12. 12. A Closer Look at the Architecture of a Minilesson 1. The Connection 2. The Teaching Component 3. Active Involvement 4. The Link
  13. 13. The Connection • First 2-3 minutes • Connect to previous lessons • Intimacy and Immediacy – Personal Stories/Student Examples – Work is important today and everyday • Specific Teaching Point & Procedure – “Today I’m going to teach you ____, by ________.”
  14. 14. Teaching Component • Focus on something that is universal in reading • Revisit familiar read-alouds • Demonstrate (Think Aloud) • Teach small • Have students think along with you • Remind students that they should try this too
  15. 15. Active Involvement • 2-3 minutes of practice • Use a specifically chosen portion of a shared text • Every child is actively involved, not just listening
  16. 16. The Link • Restate what children should have learned • Remind students that this will always be important for reading • Add teaching point to compilation chart • Quickly review previous lessons • “Off you go.”
  17. 17. Minilesson in Action Check off the elements you see included in this minilesson as you watch.
  18. 18. Minilesson Observations
  19. 19. How do I know what to teach? Think about your own reading
  20. 20. How do I know what to teach? Read and think about teaching points
  21. 21. How do I know what to teach? Listen to your students
  22. 22. How do I know what to teach? Consider other resources Units of Study for Teaching Reading: A Curriculum for the Reading Workshop, Grades 3–5 Frank Serafini’s Reading Workshop Books Guiding Readers and Writers, Grades 3–6, Fountas and Pinnell
  23. 23. Creating Minilessons Time to try your hand at this!

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