This systematic writing program guides and empowers students towards excellence in descriptive writing. These step-by-step lessons are a complete writing program that teach students four specific stylistic tools to incorporate into their descriptive writing:
a. Impact of Language (powerful word choice with adjectives, adverbs and verbs)
b. Use of phrases and clauses to add detail and complexity to sentences (to create a more vivid picture)
c. Variety of sentence starters (different ways to open sentences)
d. Use of figurative language (similes, metaphors and alliteration)
Decorate Your Writing is a daily, scaffold approach to introducing these techniques to your students. Each section has a comprehensive teacher guide, guided student exercises, fun and engaging activities, rubrics for assessment and practice exercises.
This writing program is designed to be taught over several months. It is over 100 pages and also includes a PowerPoint slideshow in one of the sections. All the activities are designed to be strategic in nature and also include engaging games and activities to reinforce the topic (perfect for the diversity of learners in your classroom). Included is an extension activity once the program has been completed. After completion of this program, your students will have a clear understanding of how to become more effective writers.
This is a No Prep package.
If you would like to purchase each section of this writing program separately, go to the links listed below:
Descriptive Writing - powerful word choice
Descriptive Writing - adding detail with phrases and clauses
Descriptive Writing - variety of sentence starters
Descriptive Writing - figurative language
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