Peanut Butter and Details
Students write the directions for making a peanut butter and jelly sandwich, using a lot of detail, and ask another student to follow the directions exactly and make the sandwich.
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Main Ideas and Supporting Details in Writing
In several practices, individuals read paragraphs, pick out the main idea, and identify the supporting details by writing them on the lines. Learners also practice creating main idea sentences using given topic words. In the last two...
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Discuss how to use sensory details in creative and descriptive writing. Scholars observe and experience a sensory rich item such as a bar of soap or peanut butter, and then use descriptive language to describe it. Consider having your...
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Peanut Butter and Jelly: The Importance of Detailed Procedures
Students write a list of steps to be taken in making a peanut butter and jelly sandwich. They observe as the instructor literally follows each step. After realizing the importance of clear communication, students write a scientific...
6th - 9th Science
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Students learn the importance of including details when writing. In this writing instructional activity, students describe the steps on how to make a peanut butter and jelly sandwich and the teacher follows their directions. Students...
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