Descriptive Writing Unit & the Five Senses: Time to Get Poppin'

Grade Levels
K - 4th
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These activities are intended to introduce descriptive writing using the five senses with popcorn! It is intended to enhance your writing component in your classroom. These activities work best if you are able to pop the popcorn with the children so they can experience using all of their five senses.

There are five days worth of activities included:

-Introduction and Brainstorming describing words

-Adjectives and Verbs as describing words with the five senses

-Simile Practice

-Writing descriptive sentences

-Popcorn Craftivity to display with descriptive writing

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23 pages
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, descriptive details, and clear event sequences.
Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas and information clearly.
Write opinion pieces on topics or texts, supporting a point of view with reasons.
Write narratives in which they recount a well-elaborated event or short sequence of events, include details to describe actions, thoughts, and feelings, use temporal words to signal event order, and provide a sense of closure.
Write informative/explanatory texts in which they introduce a topic, use facts and definitions to develop points, and provide a concluding statement or section.


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