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Teacher Resources by Grade
|1st - 2nd||3rd - 4th|
|5th - 6th||7th - 8th|
|9th - 10th||11th - 12th|
Creating a Feast for the Senses With Mentor Texts
|Grades||3 – 6|
|Lesson Plan Type||Minilesson|
|Estimated Time||Two 60-minute sessions|
Saint Joseph, Missouri
Grades 4 – 8 | Lesson Plan | Minilesson
Students practice writing detailed, sensory-rich descriptions by framing a small piece of nature and freewriting about it. From this minilesson, students can develop a variety of types of writing.
Grades 3 – 5 | Lesson Plan | Standard Lesson
Students will have a blast as they use descriptive language to write about an “explosive” and dramatic moment in their lives.
Grades 1 – 3 | Lesson Plan | Standard Lesson
Students write theme poems in a flash using the picture book Flicker Flash by Joan Bransfield Graham and the online, interactive Theme Poems tool.
Grades K – 6 | Professional Library | Book
Katie Wood Ray explains in practical terms the theoretical underpinnings of how elementary and middle school students learn to write from their reading.
ACTIVITIES & PROJECTS
Grades 2 – 4 | Activity & Project
Get children excited about writing and descriptive language by creating yummy descriptions of their favorite candy.