Common core standards: CCSS.ELA-Literacy.R.1.3.5, W.3.2, W.3.7, W.3.8, W.4.2, W.4.4, W.4.
Mary Pope Osborne's Magic Tree House books make an excellent tool for learning about descriptive language. In this lesson, her book Dark Day in the Deep Sea is used to guide students into researching and writing their own descriptive paragraphs about ocean animals. The following common core standards are covered in this unit:
Detailed instructions, including locations of the descriptive writing samples from the book.
Graphic organizer charts for text analysis.
Over 20 blank graphic organizer charts with different ocean creature picture and name on top of each chart.
Dive into some fun!