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April 1, 2014

Julia Giordano & Korrie Harkins


ELE 301-Dr. Conte
Edgewood Elementary School
Ms. Golder-Kindergarten
Spring Describing Words Lesson
Title: Describing Spring
Lesson Essential Questions: How is spring described? What are adjectives used about spring?
Standards
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.K.5.B
Demonstrate understanding of frequently occurring verbs and adjectives by relating them to their
opposites (antonyms).
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.K.5.C
Identify real-life connections between words and their use (e.g., note places at school that are
colorful).
Learning Objectives & Assessments
Learning Objectives
Students will be able to describe the sounds,
sights, feelings, and smells of spring.
Students will be able to identify and sort spring
words.

Assessments
Students will write a word about spring
corresponding to each of the five senses on a
cut out raindrop to add to the class posters.
Students will match words or pictures to the
correct sense on the Smart board and on a
worksheet.

Materials
Spring Has Sprung by Jennifer Waters
1 worksheet per student
2 poster boards
o Feelings of Spring
o Sights of Spring
Smart board activity
Pre-lesson assignments & Prior Knowledge
Students will have had an introduction to adjectives. They will know some descriptions of
spring from prior lessons.
Lesson Beginning
Ask the class what they remember about describing words. Read the story Spring Has Sprung
by Jennifer Waters. Throughout the reading, ask students how to describe the animals, plants,
and other parts of spring.

April 1, 2014
Instructional Plan
1. After the reading, show students the two posters of spring. Tell the students that they will
be adding to this poster to make four Describing Spring posters.
2. Show students the cut out raindrops. Tell them that they will be writing a describing
word (or adjective) for each poster. This can also be a phrase (ex: pretty flowers). One
will be about the feelings of spring and one will be about the sights of spring.
3. Have students tape their raindrops to the appropriate poster.
4. Review the posters to the whole class.
5. Next, introduce the smart board activity to the class. Tell the class that they will be
sorting the describing words. Call students up one at a time to drag a spring describing
word into the middle picture. There will be words not about spring on the board as well.
6. The students will all have a worksheet to go along with this activity.
Differentiation
If students are having trouble coming up with four different words, they can choose one
poster to add a word to.
If students are finished early and had an easy time coming up with words, challenge them
to create a sentence using a describing word to add to the poster.
Questions
How can you describe the weather? How can you describe the plants outside? What words can
you use to describe the animals?
Classroom Management
While on the carpet reading the book, engage students by asking many questions. Ask students
to raise their hands. While at the smart board, tell students that everyone will get a turn,
therefore, they should not be calling out to help a classmate.
Transitions
Before each different activity, explain fully what is expected of the students.
Closure
After the smart board activity and the completion of the worksheets, tell students they did a great
job describing spring. Tell the students that they will be making their own craft about describing
spring tomorrow.