Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Writing With Powerful Language

 Ever have one of those days?  Of course you do!
I have had one of those months!
Too much to do and not enough time to get it all done.
Too many ideas running through my head!

We have been working on identifying and using powerful language and great descriptions in our writing and looking for examples in our books as we read.
We started out by reviewing adjectives and how they are used.
I love to use these books!

Then we made our own anchor chart.
The kids have been challenged with finding examples of powerful adjectives as the read.
They record them on sticky notes during Reading Workshop.
Then we add the to our growing list.
The yellow post-its are the words the kids have found in their reading.

They have also been on the lookout for great examples of descriptive writing.
Some of them have a really great eye for finding it in their reading.
I just wish more of it would translate into the writing, but we're working on it!

Hopefully the more experience they have with finding it,
the more they will actually USE it in their own writing.

What good writing ideas can you share?


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