Students review parts of speech and use a cloze activity to add interest and readability to their sentences. They brainstorm descriptive language and create vivid sentences as a group.
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Discovering Just The Right Word
Students improve their writing style by strengthening word choice at the word and sentence level by adding adverbs, precise verbs, and specific nouns. After a lecture/demo, students practice a new style of writing focusing on word choice.
3rd - 4th English Language Arts
Plain Polly: Adding Relevant Details
Students use a stick figure to help them learn to write with details. In this details lesson, students brainstorm details to add to the stick figure 'Plain Polly.' Students then draw stick figures for their own writing and give them a...
4th - 5th English Language Arts