Lesson Plan:

Beginning Writing: All About Me

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August 7, 2015
by Linda F. McGrue
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August 7, 2015
by Linda F. McGrue

Learning Objectives

Students will be able to write a simple story about one topic.


Introduction (10 minutes)

  • Tell the students that today, they can draw and color a picture about anything that makes them happy.
  • Give them time to brainstorm some topics.
  • Give them several ideas such as animals, toys, games, favorite food if they are stuck and can't think of anything.

Explicit Instruction/Teacher Modeling (10 minutes)

  • Choose a topic of interest to you.
  • Draw a picture to go with it. Show the students how the drawing does not have to be perfect.
  • Demonstrate for the students how you will choose words that describe your picture.
  • Make a list and write those words on the board.
  • Use 2-3 of those words in a sentence.
  • Show the students how the sentences relate to the picture.

Guided Practice/Interactive Modeling (15 minutes)

  • Instruct the students to think of several words that tell about the picture they drew.
  • Have them write the words on lined paper.

Independent Working Time (15 minutes)

  • Tell the students to think of sentences that tell about their pictures before they start writing.
  • Have them write 1-2 sentences about the picture.



  • Enrichment: Encourage advanced students to write a paragraph about their picture. They may want to add additional pictures and writing, encourage them to do so.
  • Support: Struggling students may focus on correct spelling. Since this is beginning writing, encourage them to sound out words or write them phonetically. You can assist them.


Assessment (10 minutes)

  • Collect the papers.
  • Read the sentences. Check to make sure they match the picture and stayed on topic.
  • If they stayed on topic, they can write more independently.
  • Meet individually with students who may need extra help.

Review and Closing (5 minutes)

  • Let several of the students read their writing.
  • Point out how the sentences stay on topic.

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