The active engagement of today’s minilesson ran a little longer than usual since my students felt as though they needed to help me revise my dialogue after studying the way another author used powerful dialogue in another text. I think that their suggestions helped me write something more believable that just needs to be folded into my next draft now.
The best part: Many of them went off, studied a mentor text on their own, or with a partner, and then started revising. 🙂 Don’t you just love when kids follow-through with a teaching point.
Literacy Consultant. Author. Former 4th and 5th Grade Classroom Teacher.