Need an fun engaging lesson for an early in the year writing session? This minilesson for a launching writing workshop unit is excellent for a getting students to think like writers. Activating sensory images, students learn to desribe and compare in an engaging activity that makes them want to write.
Written as a scripted lesson it includes the mini-lesson areas: CONNECTION, MODEL, TRY IT OUT, SOLIDFY, as well as INDEPENDENT PRACTICE and WHOLE GROUP SHARE.
This is scripted but very easy to modify to make the lesson your own!