This lesson teaches students the importance of using descriptive language in writing. Students will help teacher list descriptive language they hear in the story, The Snowy Day, as teacher reads it aloud.
Then, after that, students will help teacher come up with a description of a "rainy" day. They will discuss how the descriptions are not all the same. Which is why it is important as a writer to help your readers get the correct picture in their minds.
Students will look at a picture of a giraffe and practice describing it in full detail--enough that someone who has never seen a giraffe could understand what it looks like.
Students will compare and contrast two paragraphs--One that uses minimal language and one that uses very descriptive language.
This Powerpoint also contains links to other activities for visualization and a link to a"descriptive language" response chart for students to use during independent reading time, and a list of additional picture books that use descriptive language.