During a writing workshop with students, it became apparent that they needed help with more concrete brainstorming for narratives. This is the product of that.
Narratives require details from the five senses AND concrete language instead of abstract language.
The purpose of this activity is for students to add detail to their drafts using their five senses as well as identifying abstract language in their writing and turning it into concrete language.
The first section: Senses
Have students fill in details about what they saw, heard, smelled, felt, and tasted in their narratives. Add more boxes or utilize the back of the sheet as necessary.
Second section: Concrete vs. Abstract
Have students identify sections in their draft where their language is abstract and then have them pull their details from their first section to change that abstract language into concrete language.
**Can be adapted for any age group**
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