Describing a Setting
In this describing a setting learning exercise, students choose a writing prompt from four ideas with specific suggestions and write a descriptive setting. Students write about one or more of the settings.
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Express Yourself Lesson Seed 11: Setting
Encourage your learners to examine the setting in Theodore Taylor's The Cay. Pupils work in small groups to put together a description of the setting before reading two more chapters of the book. They use their double-entry journals to...
6th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Building Background Knowledge: Learning About the Historical and Geographical Setting of Esperanza Rising (Chapter 1: “Aguascalientes, Mexico, 1924”)
Set up your class to read Esperanza Rising, by Pam Muñoz Ryan, through a class read-aloud and exploration of the setting. The detailed lesson outlines each step. First, class members read over the first few pages and focus on the...
5th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Language Focus and Vocabulary Unit 7.1: Irregular Verbs, Describing People
Help your learners understand how to describe people and use irregular verbs in the past tense with a series of exercises. After practicing verbs such as became, bought, and knew, kids fill in the blanks to complete additional sentences....
4th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Setting: Sensory Details: Twelve Dancing Princesses
Encourage your class to use sensory details in their writing with this activity! This instructional activity provides a short passage about dancing princesses and asks young writers to identify sensory details, develop a setting for a...
2nd - 4th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Setting: Sensory Details: Up to Grandmother's Attic
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...
3rd - 5th English Language Arts
Lesson 8: Settings that Reinforce Characters
The best way to be a good writer is to read good writing. Learners read and discuss an excerpt from a book that will help them comprehend the relationship between setting and character. They will use what they've gleaned from discussion...
6th - 8th English Language Arts