Lesson Plan

Sweet and Savory Writing: Descriptive Writing

The engagement is in the details. Young scholars learn the benefit of weaving descriptive and sensory details into the fabric of their writing through the activities in this lesson. As their hands explore items concealed in bags, a partner records the descriptive words and sensory details. After a whole-class discussion, writers draft a poem, paragraph, or short narrative rich in sensory details and descriptions to share with a partner. Using the provided feedback, writers polish their work.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Set aside extra prep time to collect the paper bags and sensory and non-sensory objects required for the activity
  • Project the PowerPoint to guide the lesson
Classroom Considerations
  • Requires a projection device for the slideshow and copies of the worksheets
  • Links are provided to materials that explain the Frayer Model and the other learning strategies used in the lesson
  • Materials are provided in Spanish and English
  • None
Common Core