Welcome to Projectable Lessons from The Writing Diner! Teach your students how to get details into a piece of writing. This lesson focuses on using snapshots, a Barry Lane idea, as one way to get quality details into student writing. It explicitly and clearly teaches students the importance of describing key places in a piece of writing. The lesson includes a writing sample so that students can see how writers think about painting a good picture in the minds of their readers by describing places in great detail. 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.