This lesson plan is designed to support a teacher in the implementation of the Lucy Calkins Common Core Units of Study for Writing. This lesson plan is created for the seventh session in the 2nd Unit of 6th Grade; The Literary Essay. The four components of the mini-lesson should be taught in 10-12 minutes. However the small group and confer is based on your student needs. This session is designed to span one class period, which depending on time spent on writer’s workshop might take two days.