Elaboration Writing Activities Using Sensory Language

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3rd - 5th
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My 5th graders loved using this resource to practice elaborating. They often went on to write a whole story around the sentence that they added sensory vocabulary to. Very engaging
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  1. These writing activities are great for Google Classroom! Students will learn how to add details using sensory language, stretch sentences to add details, use dialogue with quotation marks, and use graphic organizers to organize any type of writing! Quickly assign in Google Classroom for sub plans o
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Students practice elaborating in their writing using imagery sensory details and sensory language with these fun activities! This resource includes 3 explicit teaching slides and 16 practice slides for students to elaborate in thier writing using sensory details. This resource provides many different descriptive writing activity types to promote transfer of elaboration writing skills to their independent writing.

Quickly assign in Google Classroom for writer's workshop mini lesson plans, emergency sub plans or literacy centers. This resource is the perfect way to differentiate to meet your students' writing needs in a snap!

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  • Students will add sensory details to boring sentences.
  • Sort sensory language words into correct categories.
  • Identify words that describe each of the five senses in writing.
  • Describe a few favorite things with descriptive writing prompts.
  • Drag and drop the correct describing word to complete a sentence.

Suggested answer key is provided so you don't have to come up with your own examples. It is completely editable so you can change it to meet your class' writing needs!

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Do you use a different educational app? No worries! Clear and in-depth instructions are included for using this digital resource in the top educational apps (Google Drive, Microsoft OneDrive, Schoology, Notability, Nearpod, Canvas, Edmodo, Blackboard, Pic Collage, Padlet, Evernote and Seesaw).



⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️Aimee M. says “Great tool to help those struggling with elaboration. Worked really well."

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️Diane E. says “Nice activity to enhance sensory language lessons"

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️kalli M. says “OMG! Loved it, kids loved it! This is in my rotation now for next year"

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️Cherly W. says “My students and I LOVED this resource. It was a great step into elaborating in their own writing."

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️Lisa S. says “Great way to practice sensory details--love the drag and drop slides."


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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
With guidance and support from adults, use technology to produce and publish writing (using keyboarding skills) as well as to interact and collaborate with others.
Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, descriptive details, and clear event sequences.
With some guidance and support from adults, use technology, including the Internet, to produce and publish writing as well as to interact and collaborate with others; demonstrate sufficient command of keyboarding skills to type a minimum of one page in a single sitting.
Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, descriptive details, and clear event sequences.
Use concrete words and phrases and sensory details to convey experiences and events precisely.


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