Writer's Workshop Mini-Lesson Plan
Lesson Focus: Using specific words
GLCE: W.PR.05.04 and W.PS. 05.01
Materials needed: Transparencies of paragraphs with general nouns that could be replaced with specific nouns
Introduction: "Today we are going to practice replacing general words with more specific words to make your writing more exciting."
Teaching: Model using general nouns and replacing them with more specific nouns. Write these examples on the board-
I.e. candy-Hershey's bar; automobile- rickety, beat up Chevy pickup; TV show- Full House; dog- German Shepard
Active Involvement: Students are shown paragraphs on OH and identify common nouns and replace those with more specific nouns.
Applying the Skill or Strategy: Today when you are writing is sure to use very specific nouns instead of general nouns.