Description as Mind Control: Using Details to Help Readers Visualize Your Story

The class listens to a descriptive passage from Gary Paulsen's novel Hatchet. The passage evokes mental images which pupils are instructed to illustrate. In small groups, they share their pictures. They discuss which words and details sparked the most powerful mental images. Now they are ready to create or revise their own written work including colorful, expressive language.

3rd - 5th English Language Arts 137 Views 162 Downloads
CCSS: Adaptable
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English Language Arts
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1 hr

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