Descriptive Attributes

There is more to descriptive writing that just adjectives. Try out this model to help your writers develop their work. The presentation is designed for teachers and provides student writing samples as well as an exercise to practice using descriptive attributes. Check out the presentation and see if you are interested in sharing the ideas with your colleagues and your pupils.

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  • The materials embedded in the presentation demonstrate the strategy and allow teachers the opportunity to practice before trying the strategy out in class

  • The presentation refers to the FCAT, a Florida assessment; however, the requirements for this writing assessment apply to other writing tasks
  • Before fully understanding the strategy, a teacher will likely need to conduct additional research