Descriptive Writing Unit: Descriptive Place Paragraph

Descriptive Writing Unit:  Descriptive Place Paragraph
Descriptive Writing Unit:  Descriptive Place Paragraph
Descriptive Writing Unit:  Descriptive Place Paragraph
Descriptive Writing Unit:  Descriptive Place Paragraph
Descriptive Writing Unit:  Descriptive Place Paragraph
Descriptive Writing Unit:  Descriptive Place Paragraph
Descriptive Writing Unit:  Descriptive Place Paragraph
Descriptive Writing Unit:  Descriptive Place Paragraph
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In this seven-day Descriptive Writing Unit students utilize the steps for writing (pre-writing, writing, revising, editing, and publishing) in order to describe a place in a detailed paragraph. Lessons and mini-lessons include: effective pre-writing, writing lead sentences, putting details in order, using transitions, avoiding overused words, writing descriptive sentences, self-editing, and peer editing.

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Common Core State Standards:

  • W.3, W.4, W.5, W.10
  • SL.1
  • L.1, L.2, L.3, L.5

Skills Developed in Descriptive Writing Unit:

  • Understand the purpose for writing; to describe
  • Identify the intended audience
  • Use the “writing process” (prewriting, drafting, revising, proofreading, and editing)
  • Write clear, concise sentences
  • Observe rules of punctuation, capitalization, and spelling
  • Use correct grammatical construction
  • Use transitional words and phrases
  • Write for an authentic purpose, including publication

Quick Descriptive Writing Unit Overview:

  • DAY ONE: Unit Introduction: Student Sample Analysis and Review of Critical Components
  • DAY TWO: Prewriting: Place Brainstorm / Place Details
  • DAY THREE: Prewriting and Writing: Organize Ideas / Sensory Details / First Draft
  • DAY FOUR: Revising: Leads / Adding Voice / Power-Packed Words
  • DAY FIVE: Revising: Vivid Details / Transitions / Undernourished Sentences
  • DAY SIX: Editing: Self Edit and Peer Edit
  • DAY SEVEN: Publish and Share

This detailed Descriptive Writing Unit includes:

Student Packet:

  • Student Descriptive Writing Samples (3)
  • Critical Components Analysis
  • Pre-Write Guides: Brainstorm, Place Details, Organizing Ideas, Sensory Details
  • Revising Guides: Leads, Voice, Word Choice, Vivid Details, Transition Words and Phrases, Undernourished Phrases
  • Editing Guides: Self-Edit Checklist, Peer Edit Guide
  • Rubric

Teacher Resources:

  • Detailed Lesson Plans (7)
  • Descriptive Place Clues
  • Key - Critical Components - Sample Analysis
  • Rubric

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Teaching Duration
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