Descriptive Writing Unit: Descriptive Place Paragraph

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In this seven-day unit students utilize the steps for writing (prewriting, 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.

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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Total Pages
41 including cover
Answer Key
Rubric only
Teaching Duration
2 Weeks

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Descriptive Writing Unit:  Descriptive Place Paragraph
Descriptive Writing Unit:  Descriptive Place Paragraph
Descriptive Writing Unit:  Descriptive Place Paragraph
Descriptive Writing Unit:  Descriptive Place Paragraph