Workshop Wednesday: Favorite Writing Mini-Lesson

Hi all!  We're linking up with Jivey for Workshop Wednesday.  It's a quick post...we are super tired!! - and it's only Wednesday :(.  This week our kiddos have been really chatty and unable to follow directions well.  Yikes!  Last week after spring break went so well....

Anyways, one of our favorite writing mini-lessons is for dialogue.  We use this lesson to help our kiddos understand what dialogue using dialogue in their writing is still a work in progress ;).  This lesson is really fun!  It uses the Pigeon books by Moe Willems.  Students love to identify with this guy and we love how great they can show the expressions of the pigeon from the books.  After reading through the books, we create a poster (found on Pinterest) to list the dialogue from the Pigeon and also focus on the manner which he was delivering the dialogue (this is where their great expressions come in handy).

After creating the poster, students work on their generating their own dialogue with a magazine pictures.  It is so fun to see what they come up with!


  1. Love Pigeon!! :) thanks for linking up!

  2. Oh my word! I feel ya! My students were driving me crazy today. Is it really only Wednesday? Hang in there. Thank goodness we are almost done with the week.

    Ms Richards's Musings

  3. I save Mo until the end of the year to have a bit of fun. I will definitely add this activity to my plans. It really looks like something the kids will like.

    School Is a Happy Place

    1. This would definitely be a great end of the year activity!

  4. My kids would love this. We all love Mo Willems!

    Carolina Teacher

  5. This is such a super idea- I can only imagine how much fun this must've been for your little friends! I love the idea of using magazine pics to come up with their own dialogue- allows for so much creativity...pinning this to use in the future! :)
    Learning to the Core

    1. We are so glad you like it! Thanks for stopping by!