Using the Senses to Write Descriptively
Students write descriptive paragraphs using adjectives based on the use of their five senses. They use sensory impressions to improve their writing.
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Teaching Students to Write a Narrative
Encourage narrative writing with a clever exercise. Class members watch episodes from movies and describe what happened to a character, including details about the setting, plot, and characters. Writers then craft a narrative about a...
6th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Using 5 Senses to Describe Details
Should your young writers use more sensory details in their writing? Encourage class members to incorporate similes and metaphors to their poetic writing with a packet of worksheets focused on figurative language. Class members complete...
2nd - 5th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Writers tap into the five senses to write excellent descriptions. Learners can fill out this organizer as they prepare to write a paragraph, or after reading one. They first consider subject, purpose, and audience, and then note down...
6th - 8th 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
Preparing to Write Historical Fiction: Determining Characteristics of the Genre
A language arts instructional activity helps young writers identify elements that make up historical fiction. First, it guides them through elements of fictional pieces with vocabulary cards. Then, pupils work collaboratively to...
4th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Writing Portfolio: An Autobiography Assignment
An extensive portfolio project encourages your kids to reflect on their personalities with multiple writing assignments. From activities on extended metaphors to writing about an important day in their lives, kids explore the way they...
6th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
It's no secret that children can be very opinionated, but rather than fight against this natural tendency, embrace it with this primary grade writing project. After a shared reading of a children's book about persuasion, young learners...
1st - 3rd English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Writing Short Stories: The Fun Way
Do your young authors suffer from writer's block when they try to write short stories? Access their natural creativity with C-Gor, the writing monster! The instructional activity takes aspiring authors through a new writing process...
7th - 9th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable