When I first read the book I made myself a planning guide with all the lesson listed and the grade level they would be appropriate for, plus a learning goal and a focus question, which I use in every workshop focus or mini lesson. The focus questions help guide student reflection and discourse at the end of the workshop. I've been using writer's workshop for 5 years now and I can't imagine teaching writing a different way. I began with Calkins (the WW guru) and them moved onto the Ralph Fletcher. Then I discovered Jennifer Jacobson.
Here is the planning guide I first created. It's pretty raw. I think I may touch it up this summer and add what anchor charts I could use, but it gives you a strong idea of what type of lessons Jennifer has written in her book.
A Year of Mini Lesson for Growing Writers
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