Descriptive Creative Writing: Show Me! 6 Traits, Lesson Plans, Common Core

Grade Levels
6th - 10th
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This is the perfect unit to help your middle and high school students to enhance their creative writing. It is a critical component of your Writer's Workshop.

Students will analyze published writing, their own writing, and their peer's writing to determine what makes writing compelling. They will focus on turning boring "Tell Me" writing into exciting, powerful "Show Me" writing. The focus is on rich word choice, the 5 senses, figurative language, and active verbs. There are several handouts to guide student writing.

I have used the "Show Me" unit in my classroom for years, and it never fails - the students always turn it in to a fun competition. They love to out-do each other with vivid detail and unique word choice. They also learn an important skill of critiquing and giving productive feedback.

This 2 Week Unit Includes:
* Common Core Standards Addressed - W.8.3 & W.8.4
* Learning Targets
* Essential Questions
* Lesson Plans
* Hook Activities
* Practice and Application
* Group Discussion Questions
* Homework + Answer Key
* Daily Writing Assignments
* Descriptive Words Handout
* Final Assignment Rubric - 6 Traits

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Total Pages
11 pages
Answer Key
Included with rubric
Teaching Duration
2 Weeks
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