This Smart Board lesson follows Nancy Boyles Narrative Icons, but can be used with any narrative writing program. This lesson encourages students to take one big idea, a scarecrow, and write small. In other words, students take the big idea of the scarecrow and add elaboration and details using the 5 senses. Students will be introduced to the 'snapshot' icon and will be introduced to descriptive writing. In this lesson students will be able to write a snapshot of a scarecrow to help the reader really picture it. I teach this lesson after the bedroom snapshot lesson, however it can also stand alone. Scarecrow by Cynthia Rylant is a great book to read prior to teaching this lesson. This book provides students with many descriptive phrases and words to describe a scarecrow.