Writer’s Workshop Mini-Lesson Plan
Lesson Focus: snapshots GLCE: W.PS.05.01
Literature used (if applicable): Owl Moon By Jane Yolen
Introduction: Today we will learn about snapshots and identify snapshots in the story “Owl Moon.” You will then write your own snapshots descriptions of a special place.
Teaching: What is a snapshot? We will look at a photograph and develop a snapshot description together. We will read Owl Moon and identify the snapshots used by Jane Yolen.
Students offer ideas while we develop the snapshot description of our photograph. Students will actively listen to the story and identify the sensory language.
Applying the Skill or Strategy: Student will write a snapshot paragraph about a special place.
Students will read their paragraphs to a partner. The partner will listen, visualize the place, and sketch a picture according to the description.
Students will have an opportunity to share in the Author’s Chair.
Paragraphs can lead to longer narrative pieces.