I use this lesson on word choice during the month of October or on the day my school celebrates Halloween.
We read the poem Wicked Witch Willebrand to talk about using descriptive words and helping to paint a picture in the reader's mind. I've also listed other picture books I use with this lesson to help create an image for the reader.
Kids get a chance to draw Wicked Witch Willebrand at the end of this lesson, using the detailed descriptions in the poem (nose like a banana, curly red hair, broad hands, long dress, etc.)
This is always a favorite lesson for my 4th graders!
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