1. Topic-
Descriptive Writing
2. Content-
Define the words:
3. Goals: Aims/Outcomes-
1.Students will be able to use attributes to describe an object.
2.Students will be able to write a 4-5 paragraph descriptive essay.
4. Objectives-
1.Standard 2
(Writing): Students will write informational and literary text to reflect on and recreate experiences, report observations, and persuade others.
Objective 1
(Writing to Learn): Evaluate information, interpret ideas, and demonstrate thinking through writing.
Objective 3
(Revision and Editing): Revise and edit to strengthen ideas, organization, voice, word choice, sentence fluency and conventions.
5. Materials and Aids-
a hidden object inside a box for the students to describe after touching.
-two to three examples of descriptive writing
- outline for descriptive
-rubric for descriptive writing
6. Procedures/Methods-

A. Introduction-

1. Prior Knowledge-go over what an attribute was. It describes an object.
2.Students will be given the opportunity to describe a hidden object. They will go up to the board and write down their attribute.
3. Students will then try to guess based on their attributes given what it could be.
3. Bring out the object and compare their description to the item.

B. Development-

1. Teach students how to describe well. Have them pretend they are describing an object to someone who can not see.
2. Read the story " Owl Moon" have the students close their eyes and try to picture what the author is trying to explain.
3.Have students raise their hands after the first two pages and tell others what they are picturing.Continue on with the story giving opportunities to visual and verbalize what they are hearing and seeing.

C. Practice-

1. First we will come up with attributes for
2. Then we will talk about how can we write to make this object alive within our writing.
Come up with a one paragraph description of the object.
3.Go over outline and rubric. Go over the expectations for their writing assignment.

D. Independent Practice-

1.Students will brainstorm for ideas for a subject they would like to write about, I could be a baseball game they went to, favorite toy, place to visit, etc.
2.Students come up with an outline on how they want to write their essay.(Beginning, 2-3 descriptive paragraphs, closing.
3.After they have written their rough draft the students will get two peers to peer edit. Then they will rewrite their descriptive essay.
4. Next they will be required to have an adult edit their essay and have them sign they have read it.
5. They will rewrite their final draft and turn it in for credit.

E. Accommodations (Differentiated Instruction)-

1.Students who have access to a keyboard on their IEP will be given the option of writing the assignment or typing it.
2. This assignment will be done over three days to follow the six traits of writing. Most of the students in class have extended time on their assignments for an accommodation.

F. Checking for understanding-

1. Students will be graded on how well they follow the outline.
2.They will also be graded on how well they follow the rubric.

G. Closure-

1. Students will present their essay to the class.
7. Evaluation-
1.Students will be assessed by how well they follow the outline
2.They will also be assessed by the rubric provided to them on how it will be scored.

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