Series Success at the Core: Active and Exploratory Instruction: A Descriptive Writing Experience

ELA.W.7.5

Common core State Standards

  • ELA:  English Language Arts
  • W:  Writing Standards 6-12
  • 7:  7th Grade
  • 5: 
    With some guidance and support from peers and
    adults, develop and strengthen writing as needed
    by planning, revising, editing, rewriting, or trying
    a new approach, focusing on how well purpose
    and audience have been addressed. (Editing for
    conventions should demonstrate command of
    Language standards 1-3 up to and including grade
    7 on page 52.)

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A Descriptive Writing Experience

Lesson Objective: Use sensory details to improve narrative writing
Grade 7 / ELA / Writing
7 MIN
ELA.W.7.5

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Discussion and Supporting Materials

Thought starters

  1. What can you learn from Mr. Allen's approach to teaching his students to show rather than tell in their writing?
  2. How do students' Oreo cookie descriptions change after they eat the cookies?
  3. How does the teacher encourage students to apply their learning from this lesson to their narrative writing?

16 Comments

  • Private message to Adam Galchus

First of all, I really enjoyed this and I was able to follow along. I love how the teacher told his students to write their experience when they eat the oreo. Maybe, I can use this strategy in the future with my students.

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  • Private message to Tamika Francis

I haven't watched the video as yet, however, I total love this idea based on the blurb. I will use this! Thank you Mr. Innovative teacher.

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  • Private message to Sylvia Houston

This will probably work well in 3 out of 4 of my classes IF students from other teacher's classes are barging in to eat the cookies!  But thanks for this idea; I will try it anyway.

 

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  • Private message to Dunya Ahmed
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