Welcome to Projectable Lessons from The Writing Diner! Teach your students how to get details into a piece of writing. This lesson focuses on "exploding a moment", a Barry Lane idea, as one way to get quality details into student writing. It explicitly and clearly teaches students the importance of finding that most important moment in a piece of writing and then describing that moment in great detail, slowing it down so that the reader can really soak it in. The lesson includes a writing sample so that students can see how writers think about exploding that crucial moment in a piece of writing. This straightforward, simple lesson will be an important step in helping students to add details to their work and to also help them to become active thinkers while independently writing. The lesson is connected to the book, The Writing Diner, by Tim Hargis.