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Zoom-In: Using Descriptive Writing
Fourth graders practice descriptive writing. In this writing lesson, 4th graders analyze segments of photographs, making predictions with each segment. Students then use their new understanding of descriptive language to write a paper that describes an image.
4th Language Arts 12 Views 68 Downloads
Descriptive Writing Using the Book Rumpelstiltskin
Use the fairy tale Rumpelstiltskin to teach your third grade class about descriptive writing. Following a teacher read-aloud of the story, the class brainstorms a list of adjectives describing the main character. Students use this list as they work independently writing four descriptive sentences, each including a different adjective and supporting detail from the text.
2nd - 4th Language Arts 83 Views 64 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Gummy Worm Writing
Students participate in a very creative lesson using gummy worms to engage students in identifying the five senses. They discover the steps in the descriptive writing process and how the five senses are involved. They generate pre-writing, drafting, and editing steps in order to write their descriptive essays.
3rd - 5th Language Arts 18 Views 113 Downloads
A Way With Words
Students explore descriptive writing and its effect on the reading experience. They consider an author's sensory experiences with frog sounds in springtime by reading and discussing the article "The Sweet Song of Spring: 'Ribbit;'" then Create a poster highlighting the meaning of a particular literary device learned about in class.
6th - 12th Language Arts 11 Views 57 Downloads
Picture It: Robot Writing
Fifth graders explore descriptive writing. In this robot writing instructional activity, 5th graders sketch a draft of a robot based on the passages their instructor reads to them. Students then use software to draw the robots and write descriptive paragraphs that describe their robot creations.
5th Language Arts 4 Views 143 Downloads
Students discuss the importance of using adjectives in writing. They separate into five groups, each group is given a bag with an object inside to describe using just one sense. They write a description of a Hershey's Kiss using adjectives.
3rd - 5th Language Arts 17 Views 76 Downloads
Descriptive Writing Assessment
First graders explore language arts by undergoing a writing assignment. In this descriptive writing lesson, 1st graders identify the skills necessary to write in depth about a subject which they must do based upon a specific topic. Students complete their writing assignment based upon a scoring rubric.
1st Visual & Performing Arts 18 Views 88 Downloads
Power of the Image -- Descriptive Writing and Images of Children and the Great Depression
Middle schoolers create a journal from the viewpoint of a child during the Great Depression. They view primary source images of children during the Great Depression. The images used are both photographs and cartoons. After viewing these images, they use descriptive writing to write their journals.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History 17 Views 146 Downloads
Improving Descriptive Writing
Banish clichés from descriptive writing! Class members listen to and identify the overused phrases in the presentation. An activity is proposed, and a sample poem full of clichés ends the show. Some of the sound effects are distracting, but others add to the experience.
6th - 8th Language Arts 5 Views 10 Downloads
Descriptive Writing (Using the Paintings of Winslow Homer)
Art inspires art, right? Facilitate creative writing effortlessly! Images of Winslow Homer's paintings provide visual stimuli for compositions. Examples of descriptive writing follow each painting, and a scaffold is displayed to help with outlining.
7th - 10th Language Arts 3 Views 47 Downloads
Galaxies – Descriptive Writing
Students explore the five senses and how to incorporate them into their writing to make it come to life. In this descriptive writing instructional activity, students must describe objects by touching them without seeing, and describe different smells.
6th - 9th Language Arts 3 Views 20 Downloads
Descriptive Writing: Parrot in the Oven
After reading a selection from Victor Martinez's Parrot in the Oven, pupils use the graphic organizer to decipher the sensory details within the descriptive paragraph. They list various details under the appropriate sense ("see," "hear," and "touch").
8th - 10th Language Arts 4 Views 79 Downloads
Students practice descriptive writing. In this unique writing lesson, students hear a story about a mitten. Then three grade levels come together to first, create a mitten on KidPix; second, describe the designed mitten; and third, try to recreate the original mitten.
3rd - 4th Language Arts 3 Views 31 Downloads