Sunday, February 22, 2015

Boosting Student Writing Using the Five Senses

Hi, it's Sebrina from Burke's Special Kids dropping in to share a fun writing tip to use when writing poetry with your students.

Getting students to use their five senses when writing poetry boosts their word choice, creativity, and is so much fun!
Choose any popular activity or upcoming holiday and try this with your students.  Here are some samples my students completed.

The students completed a planning page/graphic organizer prior to writing their poems. They discussed with their partners descriptive words that best reflected their five senses when writing about their chosen topic. This really got the students thinking, talking, and collaborating together.  Of course their engagement skyrocketed!

These templates are available in my Teachers Pay Teachers store.  I will set them free for the next week (until 3/2/15) so that you have time to grab them!  Click for the direct link {HERE}.

Happy writing!

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