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The Memory Box: Descriptive Writing
4th - 7th CCSS: Adaptable
A great way to reinforce descriptive writing, this lesson serves as an exploration of adjectives and sensory words. First, pupils describe a family tradition using as many sensory details as they can. Then, they try to draw a scene from...
Descriptive Writing Using the Book Rumpelstiltskin
2nd - 4th CCSS: Adaptable
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...
Develop Events in a Narrative Using Description and Dialogue
7 mins 3rd - 6th CCSS: Designed
Dialogue really brings a story to life and can reveal a lot about its characters, plot, and setting. Explore how this literary technique is used to engage an audience as young writers begin drafting their narrative response to The Story...
Further Improvements of Writing Skills
7th - 9th CCSS: Adaptable
Improve writing skills by finding a personal writing style, using descriptive language effectively, and using precise language. Middle schoolers discuss individual style in writing and formal and informal language. They utilize figures...
Family Titles, Pronouns, Writing about a Person
4th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
How is your grandmother related to you? How is your cousin related to your grandmother? Learn about family relationships and pronouns with an activity that guides pupils to write two short narratives about members of their families.
Improving Descriptive Writing: Painting an Original Picture
10th - 12th
Descriptive writing is rich in sensory appeals and paints pictures in the minds of readers. Show young writers how to use an on-line thesaurus and a cliché website to create fresh, descriptive writing. The presentation ends with an...
Descriptive Writing (Using the Paintings of Winslow Homer)
7th - 10th
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...
Power of the Image -- Descriptive Writing and Images of Children and the Great Depression
6th - 8th
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...
“Tell Me a Story”: Moving from Reading to Writing
9th - 10th CCSS: Designed
Narrative essay writing is the focus of a series of exercises that model for learners how to not only read a narrative, but how to also examine the techniques fiction writers use to create a setting, develop their characters, represent...
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