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Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Descriptive Writing Fun!

Today we began our study of Descriptive Writing.  
To begin we reread the book A Chair for My Mother by Vera B. Williams.  As we were reading, the kids listened for places where Vera used Descriptive Writing to tell the reader more about what was happening.  We inferred she did this to help us create a mind movie/visualization of what was happening. We recorded the descriptive words she used.  

Then I showed the kids a gift bag.  They used their descriptive minds to come up with words that would describe this bag.  Take a peek at their thoughts...

After that I gave them their own bag/box and then the kids got into groups to decide what descriptive words they would use to describe their gift bag/box.  They recorded their words and drew their bag/box.  Take a look at a few examples.
A special thanks to Babbling Abby for the fun idea.

Take a look at our descriptive writing in progress.

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