WriterŐs Workshop Mini-Lesson Plan

Lesson Focus: Research project    GLCE:W.GN.00.04



Introduction:  Do a KWL on a topic. Then do a shared writing using the information on the graphic organizer.


Teaching:  Over several days, read many books on the same topic. Discuss and record what was learned in each new text. Decide on one sentence to tell about what was learned.


Active InvolvementÉ. Using interactive writing (with the students) record the sentence on a sentence strip or chart paper. Over time, sentence strips with facts will accumulate. With the class, organize these facts and glue them on large paper.


Applying the Skill or Strategy:

Students can contribute one page to a class book on the topic to accompany the display. Have these available for students to re-read.