ERIC Number: ED448475
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Dec
Descriptive Writing: A Thematic Unit.
Smith, Joanna J.
This thematic unit for teaching descriptive writing is organized around 10 days of lesson plans. The unit begins by asking key questions about descriptive writing and providing information on grade level, ability level, number of lessons and length of classes, and prior knowledge students should have. It also offers a unit rationale and key concepts/generalizations, skills and attitudes to be developed. The unit is outlined in the following way: Day One--A Drawing Activity; KWL Chart; Day Two--Modeling a Good Descriptive Text, (Frayer Model Adaptation), Graphic Organizer, Model Overheads; Day Three--Sign-Up and Rubric Explanation, Suggested Questions Handout, Rubric Handout; Day Four--Unknown Character Mini-Lesson; Day Five--Mad Libs Mini-Lesson, (Adaptation of the Cloze Technique); Day Six--In-Class Writing, QAR Handout; Day Seven--Grab Bag Activity; Day Eight--Peer Editing, Peer Editing Worksheet; Day Nine--Hershey Kiss Activity; and Day Ten--End of Unit Journal Writes, Journal Writes, Turn in Descriptive Writing Folders. (NKA)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A