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This is a lesson to scaffold students before they write a descriptive essay. Or if you feel your students are lacking in the descriptiveness in their writing, this would be a great lesson to teach! This lesson focuses on the difference between subjective and objective details as well as dominant impression.
-6 slide PowerPoint that focuses on direct instruction, examples, and guided practice. I use examples and pictures that are relevant and will engage students! (The Hunger Games, Harry Potter).
-Independent practice Descriptive Details activity that includes a worksheet with a graphic organizer for students to practice describing pictures using subjective and objective descriptions as well as establishing a dominant impression. I also include 10 pictures that can be used to complete this activity. In addition, I include teacher instructions for how to carry out this activity. This activity is very flexible as it can be used as an independent work, partner or group work, or done as a class.