This is a 3 page lesson plan and a 3 page handout for students (or you can print it and use it as your overhead). The handout is a student friendly version of the lesson plan. It includes the independent reading / reading log focus for the day (should you opt to use it), the aim, the do-now, a little organizer and space for the do-now response, the key points from the mini-lesson (including definitions, etc), and even pivotal questions, and the summation.
The lesson plan itself is incredibly detailed. It even includes the expected responses to the do-now question. Also, the lesson is COMMON CORE ALIGNED and includes modifications if you are teaching in a classroom with special needs.
This lesson, in particular, is to teach how to create a claim, so it defines what a claim is, asks students what they already know about claims, and gives them examples of claims and has them practice creating their own claims (using whichever text you are reading in class at the moment).
I hope you thoroughly enjoy this lesson and the handouts (which I always use as overheads). Enjoy!