Like Nina, I use the Comprehension Toolkit in my school. It is a wonderful framework for great minilessons, but I find myself supplementing text to extend lessons over several days. My students often need the extra practice or enrichment. Each lesson is stretched to about a week, rather than a day, in my school. Also, there are skills and strategies that are not taught in the toolkit, but are great for minilessons, so I often turn to your resources for inspiration and materials. I recently came across your Theme ideas. They have greatly enhanced my instruction and added value to the Toolkit lessons. Thank you for sharing your awesome ideas and effective lessons. Your work is much appreciated! Keep it up!
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