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A hands on inter-personal writing lesson
- Looseleaf paper, pencils
- Students describe a classmate in their writing using details and sensory images.
- Students listen to writing of others and use what they know about classmates in order to determine who the writing is about.
Define Descriptive writing to class. Recall examples of descriptive writing they may have read with you.
Show students a pre-writing strategy for today's assignment. Pre-Writing: Draw a stick figure which represents the classmate you will base your descriptive writing on. Go from top to bottom of stick figure labelleling the parts with details about appearance and the heart/emotions/personality. Ex: For the feet you can label "Agile and athletic. Quick on the feet."
Use that pre-writing stick figure to help in your descriptive writing. Do not use the classmate's name in your writing.
At the end, read aloud students' writing and have the class guess who the writing is about!
Writing rubric with points like "uses sensory images" "mechanics" "organization"