This is an ELA lesson based on a passage by Ray Bradbury, "Smell of Time". I used the lesson in a lower level 6th grade classroom, but It would be great for high 5th graders and up!
Topic areas: Abstract Vs. Concrete nouns, writing, presentations
Students create their own work based on Bradbury's passage, describing an abstract noun of their choosing.
After reading the passage, students choose an abstract noun (i.e. love, war, happiness) and fill in the blanks to describe their own abstract noun. Students can present their "poems" to the class or even create artwork to match and put them on display.
This lesson is great because it can be short and sweet, lasting only one day or drawn out to last one week.
- Lesson Guide
- "Smell of Time" passage
- "Smell of Time" analysis
- "Smell of _____" fill in the blank worksheet
- "Smell of _____" final copy worksheet