Line and Description
Fifth graders, in order to explore different forms of poems, are introduced to line breaks and description through "The Pickerel" guided visualization.
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Show, Don't Tell Sentences
The written word has a magical way of evoking the most descriptive images in one's mind. Encourage scholars to write descriptively with a activity that challenges young writers to show, not tell, what traits make up a character.
1st - 6th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Maniac Magee: Found Poem
Instruct your readers to scrounge through the pages of Maniac Magee in search for descriptive passages or words they may use to write poetry. As they look for meaningful, sensory descriptors in Jerry Spinelli's novel, readers connect to...
4th - 6th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Describe It with Adjectives
Put children's descriptive writing skills to the test with these fun collaborative writing activities. Presented with the picture of an object, young writers are are tasked with creating a description that provides enough detail for one...
2nd - 5th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Dreamworks Animation Character Design
Dive into animation creation using Dreamworks® animated films. Compare and contrast characters, wonder and ponder why the plot is so important, and think of background and themes as your creativity unrolls onto paper.
4th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable