Melanie Finner
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Learning Intention and Success Criteria of each lesson.Stage Year History, Outcome/Inquiry Question: The impact of a significant development or event on an Australian colony

For this fun writing activity students create their own monster and write a descriptive paragraph about them. They then cut and fold back their paper so a fellow peer can read their descriptive paragraph and try and draw what they think the monster looks like without seeing the original drawing.

For this fun writing activity students create their own monster and write a descriptive paragraph about them. They then cut and fold back their paper so a

Descriptive Writing--but remember, descriptive writing is in ALL writing. It's not a separate genre.

By giving students small, simple tips to improve their descriptive writing, they will be able to grasp the concept quickly, and hopefully use better descriptive language in their own writing -Amy

Adjectives to add "color" to our writing... yep, still need this in high school

Adjectives anchor chart (make into a class book for writing tools section in the writing centre)

Rowdy in First Grade: Adjectives and Reading Rings Like the idea of posting a picture that the students choose adjectives for. Good for studying synonyms as well.

Mix this Language Arts lesson in with pumpkins in Science! Rowdy in First Grade: Adjectives and Reading Rings Like the idea of posting a picture that the students choose adjectives for. Good for studying synonyms as well.

Showing Telling Adding Details Writing

INSTRUCTION/ ASSESSMENT: Showing Telling Adding Details Writing. I would expand the idea of the branch further, and allow students to add descriptions on their own leaves. Again, I am big on the classroom environment being a reflection of the students!