Descriptive Writing in Language Arts (The Hand)

Descriptive Writing in Language Arts  (The Hand)
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This is a guided write assignment designed to enable students to provide a complete, descriptive piece of writing in rough copy form within 1 class period of time.

Please note that this is a teacher driven assignment. The beauty of this is that you, the teacher, are providing the students with writing prompts set to a script rather than forcing the students to come up with their own thoughts, thereby eliminating writer's block. Students are encouraged to be creative, but for those students who need the help, you are providing it. For example, when asked who's hand is it? The teacher may provide suggestions such as Is it a murder's hand, a beauty queens, hand, the hand of an old man, an unattached hand, a pirates hand, maybe it's not a human hand at all, but the hand of an alien. Followed by a statement like, This is your writing, the choice is up to you.

You, the teacher would then provide options for the students for each of the prompts throughout the script of the story using vocabulary from the list provided when possible. The students can choose to use the prompts given or go off on their own.

The true beauty of the assignment is that you will most likely find that your middle and struggling writers will produce better quality work than normal. Also, I have noticed that future writing assignments tend to improve following this type of assignment.

Hope it works for you as well as it does for me.
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4 pages
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Teaching Duration
45 minutes
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