Graphic Organizers and Activities to help students brainstorm and add details to their writing
Activity 1: have students brainstorm adjectives, verbs, and nouns. Students use their words to create a sentences, Students graph sentenced to show length. Greater length, more detail
Activity 2: graphic organizer for characters, setting, plot
Activity 3: have students brainstorm adjectives, verbs, and nouns. Students can reference this "idea" sheet during the begging stages of writing
Activity 4: Show a video or picture to students, have students list adjectives, verbs, and nouns that are generated from viewing the video / picture.