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
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
Descriptive Story: Graphic Organizer
Use the graphic organizer provided here to help your class brainstorm descriptive words and images. Writers are taking a fictitious trip to any planet or place in the world, and their goal is to make the writing as descriptive as possible.
5th - 8th English Language Arts
Moving through a Machine
Explore organization and sentence fluency in this Six-Traits lesson. After reading chapter three of Robert McCloskey's Homer Price, young writers work together to construct a paragraph inspired by the donut-making machine that is...
4th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Descriptive Writing: Using Art to Inspire description
Write with the senses! Try using art to inspire writers to consider all of the senses. Here, the class is divided in half. Each group looks at one of two images, imagines the senses that would be engaged, and records answers to five...
5th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts