Do you use mentor texts in the classroom? Mentor texts are a highly effective method for introducing new skills and strategies. A great text for introducing the skill of identifying sensory language is "Where Butterflies Grow " by Joanne Ryder. This book is full of sensory language and descriptive words that connect to the five senses!
This resource will help students identify sensory words in a text and communicate which of the senses the words appeal to. There are ideas for anchor charts and materials for guiding students through the process of identifying sensory language in a text. You can incorporate the graphic organizer and word sorts in small groups, as partner work, or in literacy centers.
Included in this 16-page resource:
- 1 Sensory Language Poster
- 2 Sensory Language Graphic Organizers (w/Answer Keys)
- 2 Sensory Language Word Sorts (w/ Answer Keys)
- 4 Pages of Enlarged Sentences for Guided Practice
- 1 "Visualize the Sentence!" Sensory Language Page
Download free posters to go with these lesson materials HERE!
Read more about using "Where Butterflies Grow" as a mentor text for teaching sensory language HERE!
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