Watch this video for an overview of mini-lessons!

How are mini-lessons different from assignments?

  • Mini-lessons are shorter than assignments and designed to take 15 minutes. Each mini-lesson is made up of one video, one activity, and one quiz.

  • Teachers can preview all of the components of any mini-lesson before sending them out to students.

  • The mini-lessons tab includes new ways for teachers to monitor student progress, including commonly missed questions.

How to preview mini-lessons

1. Click on Mini-Lessons.

2. Choose a mini-lesson.

  • You can filter by grade level and subject.

3. Preview mini-lesson as a student.

  • You can click through each of the activities to see what they'll look like when your students work on them.

  • Next to each activity, you will see a time estimate for how long we expect each activity will take students to complete.

  • The Common Core aligned standard is listed at the bottom of the description.

How to assign mini-lessons

1. On the preview page, click Assign.

2. Select the class you'd like to work on the mini-lesson.

  • You can assign to the whole class, small groups, or individual students.

  • To assign to small groups or individual students, click "Edit Students" and use the check boxes to choose which students to assign to.

3. Assign immediately or schedule the Mini-Lesson for a future date

4. Once you see the green confirmation, you're all set!

💡 TIP: Students are able to see the three most recently assigned mini-lessons or assignments in the "From My Teacher" section.

This is what it looks like for students:

How to monitor mini-lessons

1. Click Mini-Lessons > Manage my Mini-Lessons

2. On this page, you'll be able to see every mini-lesson you have sent to your students.

  • In-progress mini-lessons are at the top of the page.

  • Completed mini-lessons are moved to the Completed section at the bottom of the page.

3. Click on a mini-lesson to monitor student progress.

  • On this page, you can preview the mini lesson.

  • At the bottom of the page, you can monitor individual student progress.

  • In this example, 3 out of 4 students have completed the Add Numbers within 20 mini-lesson, with an average score of 53%. Chris L. has completed all 3 activities and scored an 80% on their post-quiz.

💡 TIP: Check out the Commonly Missed Questions section to see questions commonly missed by your class.

How to delete mini-lessons

1. On the Manage my Mini-Lessons page, choose which mini-lesson to delete.

2. Click End Assignment.

3. You will receive a confirmation to end the mini-lesson.

  • Remember: Ending a mini lesson will delete the assignment for all students.

  • After ending a mini-lesson, it will be moved to the Completed section on the Manage my Mini-Lessons page.

💡 TIP: Still have questions? Please reach out to our Support team by clicking the blue Intercom button on the bottom right side of your screen - we're here to help!

Not seeing mini-lessons on your dashboard? Email us at support@esparklearning.com.

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