Literacy - Writing Activities Using The 5 Senses
by Pam D'Alessandro
Challenges and Differentiates While Practicing Writing and Comprehension
Spinner (black and white) and color
Student Response Sheet
4 Page My 5 Senses Booklet/ Emergent Reader
Students individually complete a 5 Senses activity sheet. This can be done in whole group with the teacher modeling. Students see, say, write the word and then draw a picture of what the word means to them. In centers students buddy up and have fun practicing saying and writing these words using a spinner game. Students record on a Student Response Sheet their words and points. When each student has spun three times and written their words and points on the sheet, they draw a picture of what they can see, smell, taste, hear, or feel according to what words they spun. They also have to add up their points. I would have them draw dots beside their points and then count all the dots. The person with a competed sheet and the most points wins. For an extension to this lesson, students complete the My 5 Senses Booklet. They read a sentence, trace the sentence (adding punctuation) and then draw a picture of their sentence. For differentiation I would ask some students to write the word for the pictures. If they are tracing, I can see. and drawing a picture of butterflies, I would have them sound out the word butterflies and write it out. So their sentence would be “I can see butterflies.” and they would have drawn a picture of butterflies. Other students would just rewrite the sentence they traced. As always let them color! Color fuels the imagination and gives students a chance to process what they are working on. Take a look at my blog, www.teachingbythesea.blogspot.com to see how I use color in all my assignments.
Common Core Aligned
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.CCRA.R.4 Interpret words and phrases as they are used in a text, including determining technical, connotative, and figurative meanings, and analyze how specific word choices shape meaning or tone.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.K.1 Use a combination of drawing, dictating, and writing to compose opinion pieces in which they tell a reader the topic or the name of the book they are writing about and state an opinion or preference about the topic or book (e.g., My favorite book is...).
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.K.1 Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.K.1a Print many upper- and lowercase letters.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.K.2 Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.K.2a Capitalize the first word in a sentence and the pronoun I.
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Literacy&Writing 5 Senses
by Pam D'Alessandro
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