Writer’s Workshop Mini-Lesson Plan
Lesson Focus: Details GLCE: W.GN.01.03
Literature used (if applicable): In November by Cynthia Rybant
Introduction: As a whole group, brainstorm ideas about November and make a list of simple sentences about November. Tell the students that you are going to read a story that has sentences with a lot of details.
Teaching: Read the story In November, pointing out specific sentences that have a lot of details. There are many sentences with descriptive details.
Active Involvement: After reading the book, re-read the initial sentences about November. As a group, re-write the sentences using descriptive details.
Applying the Skill or Strategy: Tell students “In your writing today, I want you to use details in your writing like we just did with our sentences about November. If you are revising, add some details to your sentences.