Descriptive Writing Unit about Food: Focus on Sensory Details

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5th - 8th
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Description

In this mini-writing unit, “Gather Together,” students will review and practice using sensory details within a narrative writing piece. Through a hands-on sensory detail game (where students become “secret tasters” at a restaurant), teacher modeling, and peer discussions, students will explore a memory they have that is tied to a favorite recipe. Using this memory of a special recipe, students will write and publish a descriptive personal anecdote, similar to what one might find on a professional food blog! Students will love becoming “taste testers” and drawing upon memories of their favorite foods!

This unit includes:

- A one week guide for teachers: Contains step by step instructions for conducting the unit

- Student Handouts: Sensory detail observation table, discussion questions, recipe card, a section for brainstorming and rough drafts, sample anecdote, & sample sensory detail revisions

- Sample final copy of published anecdote

- Rubric included for easy grading


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Total Pages
11 pages
Answer Key
N/A
Teaching Duration
1 Week
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.
Develop and strengthen writing as needed by planning, revising, editing, rewriting, or trying a new approach.
Use technology, including the Internet, to produce and publish writing and to interact and collaborate with others.
Write routinely over extended time frames (time for research, reflection, and revision) and shorter time frames (a single sitting or a day or two) for a range of tasks, purposes, and audiences.

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