WriterÕs Workshop Mini-Lesson Plan

Lesson Focus: Voice    GLCE:W.PS.05.01


Literature used:  Voices in the Park


Introduction:  Today IÕm going to read a book called, Voices in the Park. This book is a story about several characters that take a walk in the park. Each character tells about his/her experience in the park from their point of view.


Teaching:  Help students to identify how each character is feeling about his/her experience.


Active Involvement:  As you read and discuss the characterÕs feelings, have students write down vivid descriptive words that indicate how the character is feeling about his experience. Use an alphabox G.O. (boxes with the alphabet) to record vocabulary selected.  

During a group meeting, have students share their findings and have everyone discuss and record the vivid words.


Applying the Skill or Strategy: Choose one of the characters in the story and write as if you were one of the characters. Write about your experience in the park. Use vocabulary that was identified from the story. Underline any words used.


Look in the Houghton Mifflin manual and the Language book indexes to see if this idea has any other references.