Also describe how Ken and Christy's lesson on word choice links directly into descriptive writing.
Have students brainstorm for what they think descriptive writing is based on the base word for descriptive of "describe. After having students brainstorm ideas of what descriptive writing may be, offer feedback to the students about what a possible definition could be.
Ask students to think of ways in which to make their writing descriptive.
Explain to students that all of these could work, but there are two main ideas that you are going to foucs on during this lesson: Ask students to describe what an adjective is. Describes a noun object or thing 5. Have students think of positive and appropriate adjectives to describe four examples written on the board.
Design a web from each of these four items to show adjectives relating to object. Once the list of adjectives for all of the items is complete, review with the students what these adjectives mean and how they can help to make writing more descriptive.
Provide an example such as "The cat went home" vs. Next, move into a discussion on the five senses. Explain to the students how their five senses can aid them during descriptive writing.
Ask students if they can think of what the five senses are. Have students think of how much they use touch, taste, vision, hearing, and smelling in their every day lives.
These are the things that make things appealing to us, so they greatly help when trying to write a descriptive essay. Link how adjectives that we learned earlier goes along with the five senses. For example, the adjectives help to describe how something looks, tastes, feels, etc.
Once the students understand the importance of using the five senses in conjunction with adjectives, explain to them that they are going to now do an activity using their senses. Before being told the activity, students need to be made aware of the rules they must follow keep eyes closed if doing any sense other than sight, stop all talking and face forward when "give three" signal is displayed by teacher suse their cooperative group voices to assure that everyone in the room can hear their own group, quit working and face forward when time is up, ect.
After the rules have been established, describe to the students that they are going to be divided into five cooperative groups. Each group will be assigned a specific sense and given a bag or a box with their sense written on it.
The students are to keep their eyes closed while they have the bag or box to assure that they are not using any sense other then their assigned one except for the sight people, who should not touch, smell, taste, or anything else. Each team member should have the chance to use their sense on the object in the bag or box and contribute to an adjective list that the group comes up with to describe what they discovered through their sense.
Break students into five cooperative groups, hand out the bags or box, and have students begin the activity.
Warn students that they have three minutes to complete their list and make sure everyone in their group participates.
At the end of three minutes, put up the "give three" signal to make sure students have stopped working, quit talking, and face forward. Once you have the students attention, have each group read off their adjective list while writing it on a piece of construction paper at the board so that everyone can see.
Complete this until all five groups have represented all five senses. Next, have the students try to think of one sentence for each sense that uses some of the adjectives and best describes the object so that someone might be able to guess what it is After a sentence for each sense has been written, have students combine the sentences to form a paragraph that is written on the board to serve as a visual of what descriptive writing should look like.Narrative Writing This prezi will cover the basics of writing a descriptive paragraph across middle school curriculum.
An Informational Text Lesson Plan for a. A beginning Curriculum for High School Writing Developed by: Razell Ward & Nancy L. Allen. CONTENT OUTLINE 1.
Introduction According to the Maine Adult Education High School Diploma See Course Outline and individual lesson plans. Descriptive language and using our senses | A descriptive writing lesson One of the hardest parts of writing is perfecting the art of description —the thing that really brings a scene, image, character, or feeling alive within a piece of writing.
Descriptive Writing Lesson Plan. Dana teaches social sciences at the college level and English and psychology at the high school level. She has master's degrees in applied, clinical and. Expository writing is an increasingly important skill for elementary, middle, and high school students to master.
This interactive graphic organizer helps students develop an outline that includes an introductory statement, main ideas they want to discuss or describe, supporting details, and a conclusion that summarizes the main ideas. The Writing Fix provides a lesson plan for using Roald Dahl's The Twits as a mentor text to teach descriptive writing.
Teacher Laura Torres created a lesson plan that uses images to jumpstart vivid writing: Three Descriptive Writing Picture Prompts.