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Lesson Plan: Descriptive

Writing

Rebecca Wrede
Instructor: Rebecca Wrede
Grade Level: 6
Lesson Title: Writing a Short Descriptive Story
Time Needed: 50 minutes
Idaho 6th Grade Content Standard: CCRA.W.3: Write narratives to
develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective
technique, well-chosen details, and well-structured event sequences.
Objectives:
Students will develop a detailed short story using descriptive
writing
Students will gain experience in writing a structured story
Students will gain confidence in detailing their writing
Materials: Assignment rubric, descriptive writing lesson
handouts/activity sheets, event sequence diagram, and writing
technique examples.
Lesson sections:
Assignment: Present short descriptive story assignment. Go over
rubric. (5 min)
Descriptive writing lesson: Pass out and read informational
descriptive writing handouts. Pass out descriptive writing activity
sheets. Students compare and contrast descriptive and not so
descriptive sentences and then change the not so descriptive
sentences into descriptive ones themselves. Time for questions and
ideas while students fill out worksheets.(20 min)
Event sequence: Pass out and discuss event sequence diagram (class
has had previous story structure lessons). Encourage class to use the
diagrams shown steps when writing their own short story. (10 min)
Prepare to write: Go over a few different short story writing
techniques and examples. If time allows also brainstorm in journals
and give activity sheet feedback to any struggling students. (15 min)
Check for Understanding:
Ask and encourage questions during lesson
Feedback on activity sheets during brain storm time
Exit Slip
DESCRIPTIVE WRITING
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Rebecca Wrede
Standard and Objectives
Idaho 6th Grade Content Standard:
CCRA.W.3: Write narratives to develop real or
imagined experiences or events using
effective technique, well-chosen details, and
well-structured event sequences.
Objectives:
Students will develop a detailed short story
using descriptive writing
Students will gain experience in writing a
structured story
Students will gain confidence in detailing their
writing
Info & Materials
Lesson Title: Writing a
short descriptive story
Grade Level: 6
Time Needed: 55 min

Materials: Assignment
rubric, descriptive
writing lesson
handouts/activity
sheets, event sequence
diagram, and writing
technique examples.
Lesson Sections 1 & 2
Assignment: (5 min)
Present short descriptive story assignment
Go over rubric with class
Descriptive writing lesson: (20 min)
Pass out and read informational descriptive
writing handouts
Pass out descriptive writing activity sheets
Students compare and contrast descriptive and
not so descriptive sentences and then change
the not so descriptive sentences into
descriptive ones themselves
Time for questions and ideas while students fill
out worksheets
Lesson Section 3

Event sequence: Pass out and


discuss event sequence diagram
(class has had previous story
structure lessons). Encourage class
to use the diagrams shown steps
when writing their own short story.
(10 min)
Lesson Section 4

Prepare to write: Go over a few


different short story writing
techniques and examples. If time
allows also brainstorm in journals
and give activity sheet feedback to
any struggling students.
(15 min)
Summary
Students will prepare for their fictional
or non-fictional short story assignment
by:

Reading about descriptive writing


Completing an activity worksheet
Reviewing plot structure & writing
techniques
Brainstorming
Check For Understanding

1. Ask and encourage questions


during lesson
2. Feedback on activity sheets during
brain storm time
3. Exit Slip
References
English Text Book: Chapter 5
Detailed Writing

English Text Book: Example Story