What to teach in this set: Sentence opening variety for descriptive writing Why to teach this set: So that students can recognize, evaluate and implement different types structures in controlled writing practice. How to teach this set: By exposing the students to the given examples, asking them to match the given examples with the structures and writing another example on their own.
**For teachers, teaching descriptive writing may be a daunting task. I typically teach descriptive writing by using model texts. Introducing short model sentences to students. Giving a succinct clarification Having them write comparable sentences with descriptive words ( Controlled Practice) Making the text visible in its entirety. Instructing them to complete the descriptive writing challenge using the sample text. Keep in mind the following: They should be permitted to consult a dictionary when completing their version of the task.
What to teach? The skill of showing the idea rather then telling it. How to teach? By exposing the students to a sample text about poverty in the Victorian age and asking them to find certain quotations in the text followed by a written activity. Why? So that the students can compare between ideas of poverty shown in the text with the statements telling about poverty.
Using Google Slides in Google Classroom , the teacher can encourage learners to identify words that reflect happiness in three ways: adjectives, ways of speaking , and physical behavior. Contributing to higher order thinking skills. Teacher Action Steps: ( My suggestion) Share the slides on Google Classroom; each student will use one slide. ( You need to change the PPT to Google slide on your Google Drive and the share with your SS in Google classroom.) Print out the excerpts and post on the class walls( blue tack is fine) ; I made sufficient copies so they would not queue to read the excerpts. The students need 15-20 minutes to walk around class read off the posted papers and find other adjectives, physical behaviors and ways of speaking in the experts that convey"happy" . Then they come back to their desks using their short-term memory to type them in the correct column. Obviously, they need to go back and forth many times to fill up the columns. After the allocated time is over, project the image on the scream asking them to follow the same procedure to come up with a sentence showing happiness. The students write the sentence in 4 steps. ( all 4 steps must be shown in numbers
This is a lesson plan to develop learner’s thinking skills in their attempt to write the description of a scary place. This is suitable for students of Year 9,10 and 11. The students are first challenged to provide a descriptive account of a scary place. This will implicitly inform them about their shortcomings in descriptive writing. Afterward, they will read a description of a scary place taking notes of the vocabularies, ideas, and techniques used in the sample. Then the teachers collect the sample asking the students to write another description of a scary place. In the second effort, the students are allowed to use their notes.