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Mini-Lesson

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A mini-lesson focuses on a specific concept. In general, mini-lessons last approximately 5-20 minutes. A typical mini-lesson includes a direct statement and model of the concept from the teacher, followed by a class discussion and execution of the concept taught. Mini-lessons can be taught individually, in a small group or to a whole group.

For additional tips about mini-lessons and to view a template, read Mini-Lesson Plans.

Also Known As: five minute activities, quick lessons

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