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Photographic Memories

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Explore how photographs can represent a whole story to a viewer. Middle schoolers work on narrative writing techniques in this lesson, focusing on photographs from the New York Times to write first-person descriptive narratives....
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Stories That Sparkle

For Teachers 3rd - 7th
Picture books provide the impetus for a study of how authors make plots seem real and characters interesting. After reading several books, class members list the techniques the authors used to enliven their stories and then craft their...
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Visualization: Cricket in Times Square

For Teachers 4th
After reading The Cricket in Times Square chapter titled "Caught in the Kitchen," learners list three describing details about the characters and setting. Groups collaborate to find sensory details to support their character assertions....
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Same Setting, Different Moods: Voice and Word Choice Using Lord of the Flies

For Teachers 9th - 10th
Whether it's dark, delightful, or somber, set the mood with William Golding's Lord of the Flies. High-schoolers practice descriptive writing by creating the appropriate mood for an original scene, starring one of the book's main characters.
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Setting: Sensory Details: Up to Grandmother's Attic

For Students 3rd - 5th
Activate sensory writing with this activity. First, learners read a passage called "Up to Grandmother's Attic," which is full of sensory details. After identifying the descriptive words in the passage, novice writers think of a setting...
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Character: Occupations

For Students 1st - 2nd
Help your class identify qualities of certain occupations with this instructional activity. Learners read descriptive sentences about occupations and choose one word from the word bank to write in the final sentence, identifying what...
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Character Analysis Chart

For Students 3rd - 12th
This versatile graphic organizer could be used alongside any novel, poem, play, or story through which your class in studying character. Class members can get characters straight or describe particular characters in more detail with this...
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The Stuff of Stories: Using Museums to Inspire Student Writing

For Teachers 8th - 10th
Middle schoolers write descriptions, narratives, and dialogues based on objects of art and time periods in a museum. They base several writing assignments on art objects and paintings, including a literal description and an emotional...
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Memoir

For Teachers 6th - 10th
After reading and analyzing two narrative memoirs, middle schoolers engage in a variety of activities, including writing an essay, developing a story map, and creating character charts. They then compare and contrast story maps, and...
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Using the Senses to Write Descriptively

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Students write descriptive paragraphs using adjectives based on the use of their five senses. They use sensory impressions to improve their writing.
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Eyes That Talk

For Teachers 1st - 12th
Students explore their personal strengths and characteristics and write a short description of themselves. Afterward, they create a dramatic self-portrait with an expression that identifies who they are. Students fill the areas around...
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Commas in a Series; Making an Advertisement!

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
Language arts learners practice using commas in a series while designing their own advertisement! This creative assignment calls for learners to create their own visual advertisement describing a product of their choice. Their poster...
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Illinois Vocabulary

For Students 4th - 6th
In this Illinois vocabulary words instructional activity, students match Illinois vocabulary words to their descriptions. Students complete 10 matches.
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Creating a Life Map

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Young writers create their own life maps in this autobiographical lesson plan. They pick 10 main events or accomplishments to include on their map. After they finish the map, they expand upon one event to write a personal narrative,...
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Lesson Plan 8: Setting and Mood

For Teachers 6th - 9th
What mood does this story evoke? How are setting and mood linked? Young novelists explore the different emotions brought about by writing, starting by journaling things that inspire their own feelings. Examine the word mood, looking into...
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Show, Don't Tell: Details to Make Writing Come Alive

For Teachers 6th - 9th
After each of three viewings of a 45-second video, aspiring writers employ vivid adjectives and precise, strong verbs to "show, don't tell." First they compose a single sentence, then three, and finally a five-sentence paragraph. Repeat...
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Describing Words

For Teachers 1st
First graders practice using describing words. For this descriptive word lesson, 1st graders read the story The Wonderful Pigs of Jillian Jiggs and match the pig descriptions to their names. They play a game where they describe an object...
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Writing a Character Description

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Invoke creativity by using this resource on writing techniques. Learners create a description of a character they could use in their writing, focusing on the proper use of adjectives, similes, and metaphors. It's a great presentation for...
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Adjectives

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
Use this resource to show your class how to make their writing more descriptive by adding adjectives to their sentences. This presentation shows a series of sentences before and after adding an adjective. Your class can discuss how...
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Write Your Own Riddles

For Teachers 2nd - 3rd
Have your class write their own riddles using this resource. Learners read a riddle, figure out the answer, and then discuss the characteristics of this type of writing. It is a great way to have your class embark on their own...
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My Monster

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
Explore descriptive language. Learners read a series of similes describing the eyes, teeth, skin, and other features of a monster. Then, they describe their own imaginary monster using similes and adjectives. Very creative!
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Kennings: Poetry

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Using a list of adjectives, learners answer a riddle. Through this creative presentation, your class can review the use of adjectives and descriptive language. They read a poem full of adjectives and guess which animal is being...
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Descriptive Writing

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Have your class practice using descriptive language in their writing. This resource provides learners with a list of terms and adjectives. For example, one slide shows a picture of a wolf, and then lists descriptions, such as moon howler...
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Journey Into Space

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Embark on a journey through space with your class. Learners explore the solar system using adjectives and descriptive language. This is a great way to cement knowledge about the solar system, while reinforcing writing skills. Your class...