Story Writing Activity. Expand the story. Elaboration in writing. This descriptive writing activity will get students adding detail and elaborating more to make a visual picture in the reader's mind. An example of a simple story or bare bones story is given, and then it is shown with elaboration. Demonstrates to students how including specifics and adding details is important when they are writing. Students must then elaborate on a bare bones story given, and make the story their own. Teaches students a revision strategy that will help them expand and elaborate on their own. Includes handout with examples and practice exercise, and ten bare bones stories for seasonal times of the year that need to be expanded. Aligned with common core 5th grade standards that require development in descriptive writing.
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