Reflection: Lesson Planning What Makes a Sentence? - Section 2: Instructional Process


This is a simple, five minute daily mini-lesson that really helps hone in on a particular set of standards.  If we want out students to be able to excel and properly use capital letters and punctuation, we need to have explicit instruction with those skills.  Nevertheless, we can really push this lesson into others and take advantage of the quality practice time!
One reason I think this particular type of mini-lesson is good is because it allows us to create a chart that we can USE.  I LOVE a good reference chart! 
With the ones from this lesson, we did many different things:
I hung it up for reference, or to build upon the following day.
I had students use it to practice re-reading emergent sentences
I had students work with it to practice their speaking and listening and justification skills in centers as well!

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What Makes a Sentence?

Unit 5: Daily Foundational Skills Practice
Lesson 4 of 4

Objective: SWBAT recognize that spoken sentences are represented in written language by specific sequences of words, beginning with a capital letter and ending with a punctuation mark.

Big Idea: A sentence is a sentence is a sentence... as long as it make sense!

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