Grade: 2nd grade
Subject: Writing
What are descriptive words?
Word Choice, and Descriptive Sentences

Expected Outcome Of This Lesson Plan-
1.Use a thinking map to plan writing.
2.Begin to use senses to find descriptive words.
3.Gain an understanding of word choice and begin to use them in sentences.
Teacher Objectives-
1.Students will make a bubble map describing candy corn.
2.Students will use their senses to find descriptive words to describe candy corn.
3.Students will write descriptive sentences using their bubble map to help them.
Smart board and document camera
Teaching Methods-

1. Lesson Introduction-

1.What is a descriptive word?
2.What makes a word a "million dollar word?"
3.Why is important to use descriptive words?

2. Lesson Progression-

1.Give students a candy corn to explore using each of their senses.
2.Begin bubble map with students on Smart Board using smell sense.

3. Guided Practice-

1.Students will begin the bubble map on their paper as we describe the smell of the odor together.
2. I will list each of the senses on the board for students to refer to as they complete their bubble map alone.

4. Student Practice-

1.Students will continue bubble map on their own with sense of sight, feel, taste, sound.
2.Students will begin to write sentences to describe the candy corn using their bubble map to help them.

5. Learner Accommodations-

1.Provide individual support with students needing more guidance.
2.Show student examples on the document camera to give ideas to students having difficulty.

6. Assessment-

1.Bubble Map (using adjectives)
2.Check for descriptive words
3. Are students able to use the plan to help them begin to write descriptive words in their sentences.

7. Lesson Closure-

1.Share their writing with their team.
2.Share out What we have learned as writers and how are we going to use what we have learned in our writing?
Measuring Student Progress-
1.Bubble Map (descriptive words)
2.Can students use descriptive words in their sentences

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