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Detailed Writing | Elaboration Activities

Grade Levels
3rd - 6th
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190 pages
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This download includes 22 descriptive writing activities and lessons perfect for 3rd - 6th grade. These fun and interactive writing lessons can be easily implemented. These descriptive writing activities will teach your students to use precise language, recall specific details, and so much more.

Each activity in this download includes:

✓ Complete instructions

✓ Multiple templates

✓ Writing prompts

✓ Numerous game cards

Sample Activities Include:

  • "Line ‘Em Up" - Students line up for specials or lunch after they name a specific example of the topic given on the activity card. Multiple topic ideas provided.
  • "Detail, Details, Details" - Students are given one minute to write as many nouns and verbs related to the category card chosen. Multiple category card ideas provided.
  • "Let’s Go to the Movies" - Teaching elaboration in the narrative genre.
  • "Narrative Elaboration" - Activities designed to assist narrative elaboration with exercises to improve descriptions of action, characters, or setting.


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Just Write: with Details & Elaboration by Kathryn Robinson is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License.

Based on a work at http://www.WriteMath.com.

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