Young poets can either finish the "poemstarts" suggested here or create their own original poem. Photocopy a page of descriptive writing from a novel.
Used with a year 6 class, but can be easily adapted.
Ask them to mimic the exact rhythm of these sentences, placing the nouns, verbs, adjectives, adverbs and all punctuation in exactly the same place as the original, but changing the subject matter to make it their own.
We could simply tell our students to follow these as a plan, no matter what the question. General adjectives, nouns, and passive verbs do not have a place in good descriptive writing.
Now ask the children to make up a new room for the chocolate factory, making sure that they are as descriptive as possible. Various situations are introduced in straightforward sentences followed by questions that are answered by counting. Learning to express one's thoughts in a clear manner, having command of language, and using exposition to express an idea or opinion is a crucial tool for students to learn.
Describe each situation in the order presented. Team Development These are 4 teachers who will be easy to improve — firstly it is useful for them to find out they are out of line — lesson observation and book scrutiny would not have told them this.
While our reading comprehension exercises may help show students what good writing should look like, there's no substitute for actually practicing it themselves.
Describe why her friends wouldn't help her and in the order they refused her request. Get modelling, my friends.