Writer’s Workshop Mini-Lesson Plan

Lesson Focus: Organization    GLCE:W.GN.04.01

Literature used:  Owen By Kevin Henkes


Introduction:  Today I’m going to read a book called Owen By Kevin Henkes. This book shows you how to sequence your ideas to make your story flow.


Teaching:  What is sequence?  How are events in a story organized (beginning, middle, end)?  Why is organization important to a story?  We need an organized story in order to make our story flow from one thought to the next.  If a story is organized, then it will be pleasing to the reader. 

Listen to the story Owen and be able to retell the beginning, middle, and end. You will be writing them down as I read aloud. 


Active Involvement:  Students listen to the story and record Beginning, Middle, & End.


After reading…. Create a class graphic organizer describing the three parts of the story. 


Applying the Skill or Strategy: Today when you are writing, I want you to practice developing a story that has a definite beginning, middle, and end.  When you revise, circle the beginning portion, the middle portion, and the ending portion.  These three story elements will each be circled in three different colors. 




In sharing time today, we will focus our stars and wishes on the sequence of your story.