I Hate to Write

We typically want are students to be more descriptive in their writing. Here is a suggestion: Provide a hands on, multi sensory activity and then follow with a writing prompt.
We planned a simple outdoor nature scavenger hunt for a group of students. The students used a visual list of items,to hunt for various nature items such as a pinecone, a leaf, a small rock, a flower etc.
. We then later used the activity for a writing prompt. The students chose items from their scavenger hunt bag. They then wrote about going on a scavenger hunt. They used all of their senses to describe the object that they found. Color, size, shape, smell and feel were described. One student described his pine cone as "prickly"! Another student said that their stick was shaped like the letter 'y'! Lots of great descriptive writing!
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