1. Topic-
Word Choice/Descriptive Powers
2. Content-
Helping Students to understand what word choice means. Improving descriptive writing.
3. Goals: Aims/Outcomes-
1.To help students clarify ideas.
2. To help students expand on ideas.
3. To help students develop their writing skills.
4. Objectives-
1. Standard 2: Students will read, write, listen, and speak for literary response and expression.
2. Standard 4: Students will read, write, listen, and speak for social interaction.
5. Materials and Aids-
Fish, Crabs, Worms, White board, Dry erase markers, paper, pencil and clear bowls
6. Procedures/Methods-

A. Introduction-

~ Previous week's activity, which related to word choice.
~ Remind students they can not use any words that have been buried.

B. Development-

~ Word choice and a description go hand and hand
~ Often you describe something using the same old boring words.
~( Remind Students HERE)
~ To help you sharpen your descriptive powers, we are going to play a game. In this game you really have to focus because you only have one minute to look at the object.
~ You must be observant!
~ You can not write till the one minute it over.

C. Practice-

Let's practice this. You have one minute to observe this object. Remember do not write!
~ Students observe object, after a minute they write down everything they observed.

~ Activity, repeated four more times with live animals.

~ Students write down their observations.

~ After each animal we generate a list on the board of all the details.

~ Are we using good words??
~ Are we observing details??

D. Independent Practice-

After the four animals have been observed and lists have been generated; students will pick on of the animals. They will write a paragraph describing that animal. They will use good word choice and work on description.

E. Accommodations (Differentiated Instruction)-


F. Checking for understanding-

The paragraphs will allow me to see how well students are describing an object. It will also allow me to get an idea of a students word choice.

G. Closure-

If students are not done with their paragraph they are to finish for homework. If this is the case they will need to copy down the list, if not already done.

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