Having trouble deciding what to teach for your writing workshop mini lesson? Use this tool after analyzing student writing to determine what mini- lesson is needed. Mini-lessons ideas are organized into three categories (as suggested by most Writing Workshop Gurus): Procedural, Craft, and Convention. Craft lesson ideas are further organized by the 6 traits. *This tool is meant to help narrow what to teach, but does not include lesson plans. *I originally created this tool to aid in my professional development of mini-lesson creation.