Push Students Beyond Obvious Descriptions

Push Students Beyond Obvious Descriptions

Push Students Beyond Obvious Descriptions Jan 5, 2018 | [Writing] Strong descriptive writing requires that students do more than just identify a scene for their readers. They need instruction on how to carefully study and deeply think about a subject in order to bring...
Target Close-up Details in Descriptive Writing

Target Close-up Details in Descriptive Writing

Collecting several postcards from Butchart Gardens in Victoria, British Columbia, Topeka Elementary teacher Cathy Strawser displayed them within her classroom. Each postcard included plants and flowers. Some had statues, others depicted various seasons. Note how much...
Target Detailed Writing with Zoo Pals Paper Plates

Target Detailed Writing with Zoo Pals Paper Plates

First grade teacher Donna Marlatt (Perry Elementary in Selma, IN) developed a fun idea for encouraging students to utilize stronger word choice and more specific details in their writing. Using the popular Zoo Pals paper plates (found at most grocery stores), Donna...