Descriptive Writing Unit: Most Unusual Pet Contest Essay

Descriptive Writing Unit:  Most Unusual Pet Contest Essay
Descriptive Writing Unit:  Most Unusual Pet Contest Essay
Descriptive Writing Unit:  Most Unusual Pet Contest Essay
Descriptive Writing Unit:  Most Unusual Pet Contest Essay
Descriptive Writing Unit:  Most Unusual Pet Contest Essay
Descriptive Writing Unit:  Most Unusual Pet Contest Essay
Descriptive Writing Unit:  Most Unusual Pet Contest Essay
Descriptive Writing Unit:  Most Unusual Pet Contest Essay
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From the very start of this 10-day Descriptive Writing unit students are hooked! That’s because they’re required to write a descriptive pet sketch essay for an imaginary “Most Unusual Pet” contest. The contest is imaginary and so is their pet! That’s right, students have the freedom to select any type of animal to be their pet. That means that they might own a wildebeest, walrus, or flying squirrel! They love it! After researching their animal and progressing through every step of the writing process the end result is a descriptive essay that includes all the critical components of the genre…and a class of students eager to share their writing!

During this 10-day Descriptive Writing unit, students will write a descriptive essay about an imaginary pet. After gaining an understanding of the critical elements of descriptive writing and reviewing a sample essay, they’ll select an unusual imaginary pet. They’ll conduct mini-research on the animal they picked. Then, they’ll begin writing a descriptive pet sketch essay. In their descriptive essays students will combine factual information about the animal they selected with fictional details about their life with the pet. Students will include the critical components of descriptive writing in their essays like sensory details, rich, vivid descriptions, figurative language, and precise details. Students will work through the writing process and end up with a descriptive essay that never names the type of animal that they own. Instead, their vivid descriptions will make it easy for the reader to guess their imaginary pet!

This detailed Descriptive Writing unit includes:

• Extremely detailed daily lesson plans (10)

• Student Packet

--- Descriptive Writing Guided Notes

--- Writing a Descriptive Pet Sketch Assignment Overview and RAFT

--- Sample Descriptive Essay – “We Call Him Cuddles”

--- Descriptive Writing Critical Components Graphic Organizer

--- Research Tasks and Record Sheet

--- Prewriting – Brainstorm Chart (2)

--- Prewriting – Essay Structure Guided Outline (3)

--- First Draft Guide

--- Revising – Developing a Lead

--- Revising – Vivid Details

--- Revising – Sensory Details

--- Revising – Show Rather Than Tell

--- Revising – Figurative Language

--- Revising Checklist

--- Editing Checklist

--- Peer Conferencing Guide

• Descriptive Writing Pet Sketch Essay Rubric

• Descriptive Writing Listening Guide

• Envelope Foldable (for essay publication)

• Animal Clue Card (for essay publication)

• Instructional Answer Keys

• Sample Responses for prewriting and revising (10)

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