In this activity, you will introduce students to sensory details with the provided PowerPoint. Students will then practice using their sensory details to write a descriptive journal about visiting Okonkwo’s village in Things Fall Apart. Students will explore an aspect of Ibo society as if they are an anthropologist studying the Ibo. This product contains a 26-slide PowerPoint that introduces sensory details and an assignment sheet with the requirements for the travel journal. This is a good lesson for teachers who do not feel comfortable teaching sensory details, as it is basically “Sensory Details 101.” I use this lesson with my 10 Honors class. If you have more advanced writers, this may not be a helpful lesson for your students.
This assignment is great to use after students read Part I of Things Fall Apart.
Print, copy, & go!
• Students will be able to use sensory details in their writing.
• Students will be able to describe an aspect of Ibo society in their own words.
This product includes:
• Clear objectives
• Step-by-step lesson plans
• Built-in checks for understanding
• 26-slide PowerPoint with a note-taking guide for students
• Small, fun sensory detail practice activity (formative assessment)
• Travel journal assignment sheet for students (summative assessment)
• PDF copy of lessons and handouts
Materials Needed for Lesson (not included):
• Candy or strange objects from around the house/school
Time: 90 minutes