Level 3 [ADVANCED]
A Teachable Moment! During a creative dialogue writing activity, I noticed Ana/Village wrote, "Give it to me. Is too heavy for you." And I noticed Fernando/East Side wrote "This boxes are heavy." These turned into 2 mini-lessons—impersonal 'it' and difference between 'this' vs 'these.' Students were very happy with these mini-lessons--Jessica, Ana, and Fernando in particular. It was a big, "ah-ha" moment for them!