<html xmlns:o="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" xmlns:w="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:word" xmlns="http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40"> <head> <meta name=Title content="Writers Workshop Mini-Lesson Plan"> <meta name=Keywords content=""> <meta http-equiv=Content-Type content="text/html; charset=macintosh"> <meta name=ProgId content=Word.Document> <meta name=Generator content="Microsoft Word 10"> <meta name=Originator content="Microsoft Word 10"> <link rel=File-List href="5thsimiles_files/filelist.xml"> <title>Writers Workshop Mini-Lesson Plan</title> <!--[if gte mso 9]><xml>   <o:DocumentProperties>    <o:Author>Teacher</o:Author>    <o:Template>Normal</o:Template>    <o:LastAuthor>UCS UCS</o:LastAuthor>    <o:Revision>2</o:Revision>    <o:LastPrinted>2006-01-19T14:23:00Z</o:LastPrinted>    <o:Created>2006-01-19T14:24:00Z</o:Created>    <o:LastSaved>2006-01-19T14:24:00Z</o:LastSaved>    <o:Pages>2</o:Pages>    <o:Words>187</o:Words>    <o:Characters>1068</o:Characters>    <o:Company>Utica Community Schools</o:Company>    <o:Lines>8</o:Lines>    <o:Paragraphs>2</o:Paragraphs>    <o:CharactersWithSpaces>1311</o:CharactersWithSpaces>    <o:Version>10.2418</o:Version>   </o:DocumentProperties>   <o:OfficeDocumentSettings>    <o:DownloadComponents>96</o:DownloadComponents>    <o:PixelsPerInch>800x600</o:PixelsPerInch>   </o:OfficeDocumentSettings> </xml><![endif]--> <style> <!--   /* Font Definitions */ @font-face {font-family:"Times New Roman"; panose-1:0 2 2 6 3 5 4 5 2 3; mso-font-charset:0; mso-generic-font-family:auto; mso-font-pitch:variable; mso-font-signature:50331648 0 0 0 1 0;} @font-face {font-family:"Comic Sans MS"; panose-1:0 3 15 7 2 3 3 2 2 2; mso-font-charset:0; mso-generic-font-family:auto; mso-font-pitch:variable; mso-font-signature:50331648 0 0 0 1 0;}   /* Style Definitions */ p.MsoNormal, li.MsoNormal, div.MsoNormal {mso-style-parent:""; margin:0in; margin-bottom:.0001pt; mso-pagination:widow-orphan; font-size:12.0pt; font-family:"Times New Roman";} p.MsoBodyText, li.MsoBodyText, div.MsoBodyText {margin:0in; margin-bottom:.0001pt; mso-pagination:widow-orphan; tab-stops:292.0pt; font-size:14.0pt; font-family:"Comic Sans MS"; font-weight:bold;} a:link, span.MsoHyperlink {color:blue; text-decoration:underline; text-underline:single;} a:visited, span.MsoHyperlinkFollowed {color:purple; text-decoration:underline; text-underline:single;} @page Section1 {size:8.5in 11.0in; margin:1.0in 1.0in 1.0in 1.25in; mso-header-margin:.5in; mso-footer-margin:.5in; mso-paper-source:0;} div.Section1 {page:Section1;} --> </style> </head> <body bgcolor=white lang=EN-US link=blue vlink=purple style='tab-interval:.5in'> <div class=Section1> <p class=MsoNormal align=center style='text-align:center'><span style='font-size:16.0pt;font-family:"Comic Sans MS"'><b><u>Writer's Workshop Mini-Lesson Plan</u><o:p></o:p></b></span></p> <p class=MsoNormal><span style='font-size:16.0pt;font-family:"Comic Sans MS"'><b>Lesson Focus</b></span><span style='font-size:14.0pt;font-family:"Comic Sans MS"'><b>:</b></span><span style='font-family:"Comic Sans MS"'><b> Details using Similes </b></span><span style='font-size:14.0pt;font-family:"Comic Sans MS"'><b><span style="mso-spacerun: yes">  </span><o:p></o:p></b></span></p> <p class=MsoNormal><span style='font-size:14.0pt;font-family:"Comic Sans MS"'><b>GLCE:W.PS.05.01 <o:p></o:p></b></span></p> <p class=MsoBodyText>Literature used:<span style="mso-spacerun: yes">  </span><u>Owl Moon </u>by Jane Yolen</p> <p class=MsoNormal><span style='font-family:"Comic Sans MS"'><span style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </span></span><span style='font-size:8.0pt; font-family:"Comic Sans MS"'><o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoNormal><span style='font-size:16.0pt;font-family:"Comic Sans MS"'><b>Introduction:</b></span><span style='font-size:14.0pt;font-family:"Comic Sans MS"'><b><span style="mso-spacerun: yes">  </span>"What is an simile?" We are going to learn about similes. The book is filled with similes that enhance the story.</b></span><span style='font-size:14.0pt;font-family:"Comic Sans MS"'><o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoNormal><span style='font-size:8.0pt;font-family:"Comic Sans MS"'><![if !supportEmptyParas]> <![endif]><o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoNormal><span style='font-size:16.0pt;font-family:"Comic Sans MS"'><b>Teaching: </b></span><span style='font-size:14.0pt;font-family:"Comic Sans MS"'><b>Explain what a simile is and show examples of similes using like and as. Play a game where common similes are broken apart and they need to try to find the other half, i.e.: the person who has 'As blind as' would need to find the person who has 'bat'. Show how they are can be used to improve the story. After the common similes are done, the children could brainstorm new endings to old similes. <o:p></o:p></b></span></p> <p class=MsoNormal><span style='font-size:14.0pt;font-family:"Comic Sans MS"'><b>Please send the list you used to rg6mucs for addition to this lesson.<o:p></o:p></b></span></p> <p class=MsoNormal><span style='font-size:14.0pt;font-family:"Comic Sans MS"'><b><![if !supportEmptyParas]> <![endif]><o:p></o:p></b></span></p> <p class=MsoNormal><span style='font-size:16.0pt;font-family:"Comic Sans MS"'><b>Active Involvement</b></span><span style='font-size:14.0pt;font-family:"Comic Sans MS"'><b>:<span style="mso-spacerun: yes">  </span>Students listen to the story and write down similes they hear in the story on Post-it notes. After the story is finished, they can put the Post-its on the board, discuss the meaning and how they enhanced the picture the author was creating.<o:p></o:p></b></span></p> <p class=MsoNormal><span style='font-size:14.0pt;font-family:"Comic Sans MS"'><b><![if !supportEmptyParas]> <![endif]><o:p></o:p></b></span></p> <p class=MsoNormal><span style='font-size:16.0pt;font-family:"Comic Sans MS"'><b><![if !supportEmptyParas]> <![endif]><o:p></o:p></b></span></p> <p class=MsoNormal><span style='font-size:16.0pt;font-family:"Comic Sans MS"'><b>Applying the Skill or Strategy</b></span><span style='font-size:14.0pt;font-family:"Comic Sans MS"'><b>: Students choose tow writing samples from their Writer's Notebook and add at least 2 appropriate similes to the selection.<o:p></o:p></b></span></p> <p class=MsoNormal><span style='font-size:14.0pt;font-family:"Comic Sans MS"'><b><![if !supportEmptyParas]> <![endif]><o:p></o:p></b></span></p> <p class=MsoNormal><span style='font-size:14.0pt;font-family:"Comic Sans MS"'><b><a href="http://www.eduplace.com/">http://www.eduplace.com> may have some more resources for similes and figures of speech. </b></span><span style='font-family: "Comic Sans MS"'><o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoNormal><span style='font-size:14.0pt;font-family:"Comic Sans MS"'><b><![if !supportEmptyParas]> <![endif]><o:p></o:p></b></span></p> <p class=MsoNormal><span style='font-size:14.0pt;font-family:"Comic Sans MS"'><b><![if !supportEmptyParas]> <![endif]><o:p></o:p></b></span></p> <p class=MsoNormal><span style='font-size:14.0pt;font-family:"Comic Sans MS"'><![if !supportEmptyParas]> <![endif]><o:p></o:p></span></p> </div> </body>