The Lifesaver Descriptive Writing Lesson
Students observe all of their senses and practice descriptive writing while eating Lifesavers. They write silently about what they are tasting, smelling, and hearing until the candy is dissolved.
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Descriptive Writing Using the Book Rumpelstiltskin
Use the fairy tale Rumpelstiltskin to teach your third grade class about descriptive writing. Following a teacher read-aloud of the story, the class brainstorms a list of adjectives describing the main character. Students use this list...
2nd - 4th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Family Titles, Pronouns, Writing about a Person
How is your grandmother related to you? How is your cousin related to your grandmother? Learn about family relationships and pronouns with an activity that guides pupils to write two short narratives about members of their families.
4th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Charlotte's Web - Character Analysis
Augment your instruction on Charlotte's Web with this collection of eight related lesson plans. Kids can explore characters, write opinion pieces, conduct research, practice descriptive writing and making inferences, and examine E.B....
3rd - 5th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Descriptive Writing and Review
This is my type of lesson! Learners read the poem, "The Deserted House" by Mary Coleridge, then complete a series of activities which encourage strong descriptive writing and sensory detail. They'll practice outlining, sentence writing,...
5th - 6th English Language Arts
The Memory Box: Descriptive Writing
A great way to reinforce descriptive writing, this lesson plan serves as an exploration of adjectives and sensory words. First, pupils describe a family tradition using as many sensory details as they can. Then, they try to draw a scene...
4th - 7th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Informational Writing: Lesson 2 of 5
Introduce expository writing to your elementary learners. Young authors write a three-paragraph informational paper using the steps of the writing process. They follow guided lessons to experience each of five steps. Included are tons of...
3rd - 6th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Let's Go Exploring!
Use a Courbet painting of a cave or tunnel opening to reinforce the importance of descriptive writing. Writers of all ages use sensory details to describe what the scene depicts as they pretend to be in the painting. Then they imagine...
K - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Recording Descriptive Writing for Dear Mrs. LaRue
Looking for an innovative way to teach descriptive letter writing? Then, this lesson is for you! Fourth graders who have read the book Dear Mrs. LaRue, respond to the literature by composing a letter from the perspective of Mrs. LaRue's...
4th English Language Arts