This writer's workshop unit has everything you need to introduce and develop descriptive writing in your classroom!
Your students will create "The Ultimate Pet" and you will love reading their descriptions!
This unit includes:
*10 step by step lessons to teach descriptive writing. Each lesson includes a mini lesson, independent writing, and shared writing. Anchor chart pieces, mini-anchor charts for students' writer's notebooks, conferencing labels and sticky notes, goal setting pages are included.
Mini lessons include:
*What is descriptive writing?
*YOU as a writer!
*Generating ideas for descriptive writing.
*Show, Don't Tell writing.
*Using imagery in your writing.
*Using similes and metaphors in your writing.
*Using transition words and phrases.
*Visualizing and illustrating.
*Working through writer's block.
*Writing a catchy closing.
*FIVE extra mini lessons included: compound and complex sentences, conjunctions, correlative, subordinating, and coordinating conjunctions; affixes, and a standards based descriptive writing checklist.
*TEN classroom posters included.
*Revising and editing tools include helpful bookmarks, labels to keep tools such as colored pencils and highlighters, and spider legs for students to use while revising.
*A personal spelling dictionary to keep track of easily misspelled words.
*Labels for student folders: students name, what I'm working on, and writing tools.
*Paper for published work: 20 lined pages with 20 coordinated unlined pages for writing and illustrations of published work.
*Student friendly rubric based on grades 3-5 CCCS standards and I Can Statements.
*Bulletin board letters: #theultimatepet and Descriptive Writing
*Binder cover, spines, dividers to keep all your pages organized
Click here to check out the growing bundle of writer's workshop units that also includes:
*Launching Writing Worshop
*Personal Narrative Writing
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