Writer’s Workshop Mini-Lesson Plan
Lesson Focus: Adjectives GLCE:W.PS.05.01
Literature used: Clara the Caterpillar By Paula Duncan Edwards
Introduction: Today I’m going to read a book called, Clara the Caterpillar By Paula Duncan Edwards. This book uses very descriptive language through the use of adjectives.
Teaching: What is an adjective? An adjective answers the questions “how many?”, “what kind?”, or “which one?”. Read the story. Prior to a second reading, distribute post-it notes for an “adjective hunt”.
Active Involvement: Students write adjectives that they see or hear in the story on their post it notes.
Collect them on a large chart paper into categories the students come up with after you’ve posted several.
Applying the Skill or Strategy: Students then have the opportunity to write a new paper, or revise a paper using descriptive language from this lesson. They mark their descriptive paper with a colored pencil.