Writer's Workshop Mini-Lesson Plan
Lesson Focus: Attention Grabbers GLCE:W.PS.05.01
Today we are going to practice writing attention-grabbing beginnings.
Read examples of boring beginnings. Use an encyclopedia as an example of a boring beginning. Show students examples of interesting leads. Find them in the student anthology. Then, take a subject, and with the students write together an example of how to write a question lead, an interesting fact lead, and an example lead.
Have students in small groups practice how to write the above leads.
Applying the Skill or Strategy:
Have students go back to a piece of writing and rewrite their lead making it interesting.