A few weeks ago, I posted about working with a district to implement an Intervention Math Workshop Model. We chose 5 stations to use that would help students practice at their own level. You can check out Part 1: Implementing a Math Workshop Intervention Model and download your FREE resources and FREE video by clicking on the link.
I've also talked about the fact fluency components in another blog post. I have two posts about how students can use games and differentiated practice to master their Addition/Subtraction or Multiplication/Division facts. During the fact fluency rotation, students should work on activities that will increase an understanding of patterns using visualization- not just flash cards. Check out the links below for a FREE webinar on how students develop facts, and then jump over the to the SHOP to download your resources.
Now it's time to talk about the final piece: the mini-lesson. I believe a good mini-lesson should be 15 minutes long and TARGETED on a specific skill. Students are organized into a group of 4-6 students. This allows the teacher to identify misconceptions and help students where they are.
Each lesson is only 15 minutes. This allows 7 minutes for a Working Problem, 6 minutes for Practice, and 2 minutes for an introduction and conclusion. All easily planned out in my easy lesson planning template that teaches are saying is so easy to fill out!
I have organized my mini-lessons into 3 types:
- Conceptual Understanding: Students look at a concept essential to understanding.
- Moving Beyond Models: Students move past the concrete stage to pictorial or abstract ideas.
- Efficiency and Practice: Students work to increase speed or to identify errors/misconceptions.
Check out a sample of each of these in this quick video!
Aren't you excited to get started?! Click here to access your FREE lesson plans! I hope they provide you with a place to begin! Please comment or e-mail to let me know how they go!