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Descriptive Writing and the 100th Day of School

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Descriptive Writing and the 100th Day of School

Grades K – 2
Lesson Plan Type Standard Lesson
Estimated Time Three 60-minute sessions
Lesson Author

Melissa Weimer

Waterford, Michigan


International Literacy Association



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Learning to write nonfiction text is an important literacy skill. This lesson guides students in writing descriptions of 100th day bottles they create at home. They will write clues about their bottles for a guessing game, practice descriptive writing, and create a class book. Several pieces of literature appropriate for use with this lesson are suggested.

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Clues worksheet: Students will use this helpful handout to write three descriptive clues about the items in their bottles.

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Wray, D., & Lewis, M. (1998). An approach to factual writing. Reading Online. Available: http://www.readingonline.org/articles/writing/index.html

"Our literate society demands that we read and write a wide range of texts." Since a great deal of the texts we read and write as adults are nonfiction, it is important that we guide children in learning how to competently read and write in the different nonfiction genres. This lesson provides students with practice in descriptive writing, along with opportunities to read their own and their classmates' written descriptions.

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