This is a 4 page lesson plan and a 6 page handout for students (or you can print it and use it as your overhead).
The lesson plan itself is incredibly detailed. It even includes the expected responses to the do-now question. Also, the lesson is COMMON CORE ALIGNED and includes modifications if you are teaching in a classroom with special needs. The activities are well thought out and perfectly in line with the common core standards.
The handout is a student friendly version of the lesson plan. It includes the independent reading / reading log focus for the day (should you opt to use it), the aim, the do-now, a little organizer and space for the do-now response, the key points from the mini-lesson (including definitions, etc), the pivotal questions for the day, and even the summation.
This lesson, in particular, is to teach how to write effectively paying proper attention to capitalization using Daniel Keyes' Flowers for Algernon. Ultimately, the lesson has the students reflect on how one's writing is a reflection of the person doing the writing. Proper capitalization is therefore very important. This lesson focuses on Progress Report 8 from the text, and it can also be used upon completion of the text, at the end of the unit, or at the end of the semester for review.
I hope you thoroughly enjoy this lesson and the handouts (which I always use as overheads). Enjoy!