This lesson is a short creative creative writing lesson, fourth/fifth grade level, with a sample essay. The sample essay includes, primary characters, secondary characters, setting, plot, emotions.
Saturday Morning at Walmart
On Saturday mornings my mama and me get up real early to go to Walmart. Mama says she likes to do the weekly grocery shopping while the store is empty so she doesn’t have to wait in line at the register and she can park close.
I think mama likes to get there early because the glazed donuts are just coming out. It’s still dark outside when we get to Walmart. The McDonalds workers look like they just got up. But mama walks in, looks in their direction, and yells in her loud boisterous voice, “Good morning, y’all. It’s going to be a glorious day. Got the coffee ready? And she smiles. They look at mama with a faint smile. They know she’s coming over.
But mama skips past the McDonalds. I know where she’s going. And I’m ahead of her. I glare into the plastic donut shelving, amazed at all the choices. I want all of them. I know the rules. I go quickly to the roll of plastic bags and take one. Under mama’s watchful eye, I pick my two donuts. I scan over the apple fritters with the cinnamon peeking out. I take one. The glazed are beckoning me. But I ignore them. I go directly to the maple. A maple frosted donut is akin to a cold winter morning. I’m done and look at mama. It’s mama’s turn. Mama gets a box, and fills it with six glazed donuts. We head to the register, where the girl is waiting for us.
I run towards the McDonalds, where my favorite table is inviting me. Oh, the napkins!!! Mama is walking over from getting her coffee and my white milk. I already have my caramel donut in my hand with maple in my mouth. Oh, Saturday mornings, how I love you and will always think of you warmly.