Reflection: Real World Applications Pictures In My Mind: Using Adjectives to Create Vivid Imagery, Day 1 of 2 - Section 5: Closure

 

I am introducing the skill of having students find more interesting words for their writing by using a thesaurus.  We have been working hard with expository writing, and our writer's workshop is showing students the process of how one writes from beginning to end.  Part of the writing process is to revise and reword.  If my students are to be successful writers in future years, then they will need to use a thesaurus to help them make their writing more interesting.  I am hoping to drive this point home with my students.  The skills they learn today, will follow them for the rest of their lives. 

You can see in the video here Student Work Adjective Senses Chart.mp4 that my students really need to broaden their vocabularies.  The adjective charts contain many "boring" kinds of adjectives.  What my students did realize in this lesson however, is that they can use their senses to describe objects.  In future writing lessons we will continue to use sensory words in all forms of our writing.

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Pictures In My Mind: Using Adjectives to Create Vivid Imagery, Day 1 of 2

Unit 13: Grammar and Language Lessons
Lesson 4 of 8

Objective: SWBAT identify words and phrases in a text that appeal to their senses.

Big Idea: Today we are going to use our senses and use adjectives to describe different foods.

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