Sensory Language Narrative Writing Mini-lessons Unit

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  1. Your writing lesson plans are done for over three months with this narrative writing minilesson unit bundle! This bundle includes a step-by-step approach in using the gradual release model to teach your young writers about the following strategies in narrative writing. Activities are hands-on and au
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Your narrative writing lesson plans are done! In this unit, students will read books with sensory details and discuss what makes them great, understand the different types of sensory language, generate sensory details, revise writing to improve the descriptive language, and try out sensory language in their own writing. Activities are hands-on and authentic and include step by step plans!

Included in this resource:

  • Teacher tips for introducing writing strategies
  • Mentor text list for language describing the five different senses
  • Lesson plans for the unit (9 days)
  • A hands-on activity in which students read examples of sensory language, identify the sense being described, and explain the effect on the reader
  • Materials for building an anchor chart to record the hands-on learning
  • A language generating activity complete with photos and charting ideas
  • Mark It Up! An activity for identifying the five senses
  • 6 Sensory Language posters with sentence starters
  • Sensory Language notes: 2 versions - complete and ready to write
  • Revise It: revise a boring paragraph using sensory language (sample key included)
  • Revise Your Own: a guide to revising your own boring writing
  • Try It: a guide to writing with sensory language
  • Sensory Language tips - a bookmark sized tip sheet

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42 pages
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Teaching Duration
2 Weeks
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Use concrete words and phrases and sensory details to convey experiences and events precisely.
Develop and strengthen writing as needed by planning, revising, editing, rewriting, or trying a new approach.
Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, well-chosen details, and well-structured event sequences.
Use concrete words and phrases and sensory details to convey experiences and events precisely.
Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, descriptive details, and clear event sequences.

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