Writer’s Workshop Mini-Lesson Plan


Lesson Focus: Narrative/emotion GLCE: W.PS.01.01


Literature used (if applicable):  The Brand New Kid by Katie Couric


Introduction:  Today I am going to read a book titled The Brand New Kid by Katie Couric.  This book is about the feelings a boy has as he starts a new school. 


Teaching:  What are some different feelings you have had in your life? (Discussion)  Look at the picture on the cover.  Discuss how the boy will feel as he starts a new school.


Active Involvement:  Students listen to the story.  Periodically stop during reading and discuss the emotions in the story.  After reading, list emotions the students have experienced.


Applying the Skill or Strategy:  Today you will be writing about a time when you have experienced a strong emotion.


Today when you are writing be sure to use the word “I” because you are writing about yourself. When we read your story we will be looking and listening for words that describe an emotion.