This descriptive writing unit pairs writing with something kids love . . . candy! This unit covers diction, connotation, denotation, simile, metaphor, and personification. It also encourages discussion of tone and mood. Furthermore, it includes partner, group, and individual tasks. Students get to eat candy in class and draw, all while learning to be better writers. They will understand the importance of choosing just the right word to convey meaning. Students will also complete a brainstorming map, write a descriptive essay, assess another student’s essay using a peer complete evaluation sheet, and revise their own essay. Answer keys are included for the handouts along with a rubric for the final essay. This unit should take approximately a week and a half for 90 minutes classes.
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