Writer's Workshop Mini-Lesson Plan


Lesson Focus: Surprise Ending   GLCE:W.PS.05.01


Literature Used: 

 Zathurza, By: Chris Van Allsburg



Today I am going to read the book Zathurza, By: Chris Van Allsburg. Something surprising, happens at the end of the story. Listen for it, while I read the story to you.



What do we mean by a surprise ending? Can you think of a story you read with a surprise ending?

Read the story and discuss the surprise ending.


Active Involvement: 

While the story is being read, listen for clues that might help you detect the surprise. When you hear a clue, write it down on a post-it note. Talk about the clues the students wrote down.


Applying the Skill or Strategy: 

When you are writing today, write a surprise ending.