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 describing the most important moment in a piece of writing in great detail, slowing that moment down so that readers can soak it all in. The lesson also shows students that exploding a moment is one concrete thing they can do when they are asked to revise a piece of writing. The lesson includes a writing sample that has been revised by exploding a moment in that piece of writing so that students can see how writers think about using a lot of description during important moments 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.