Writer’s Workshop Mini-Lesson Plan

Lesson Focus: Words All Around Us    GLCE:W.SP.00.02


Introduction:  Teacher points out that words are all around us. Students help label objects throughout the classroom.


Teaching:  Set up a word wall that is used daily. Students need to take an active part in adding new words. Students will understand that words are placed on the wall alphabetically.


Active Involvement:  Students will take an alphabet chart attached to a clipboard around the classroom. The goal would be to try to find a word for each letter.


Applying the Skill or Strategy:

• Students will recognize and use the words within the classroom in their journal writing.

• having interactive (magnetic / pocket chart) word walls would allow them to take words back to their table for writing.

• Students can also use thematic word wall charts as tools for their writing.