Creativity Exercise - Describe the Sky

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Scholars stretch their writing muscles with an exercise that asks them to describe the sky using similes and metaphors. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Take writers outside, have them lay down and look up at the sky, and tell them to write down their descriptions in an Interactive Writing Journal 
  • If going outside is not an option, have multiple pictures of the sky—printed or projected—readily available for learners to examine 
  • After participants write their descriptions, add a visual component; have them draw what they saw and attach it to their writing 
Classroom Considerations
  • Class members should be familiar with writing using similes and metaphors 
  • Provides a link to assist in the use of similes and metaphors 
  • The exercise can be used with any picture 
  • Boosts observation skills 
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