Descriptive Writing

For students of 2nd to 3rd grade.

Descriptive Writing

Purpose: To help students increase their ability to write detailed descriptions of places, people, and or things.
 
Objective: 
The students will write a descriptive paragraph with teacher assistance.
 
Prerequisite Computer Skills:
Uploading pictures
Adding and removing links

Materials:
Pencil
Paper
Computer lab
Animal pictures
Chart paper

Time Frame:
1.5 hours 
Engagement, procedure, guided practice, and independent practice 

1.5 hours 
Training how to edit and use Capileiratic wikispace  as well as how to copy and save pictures from Baby Animalz.com to upload * The teacher should be very familiar with the skills of copying and saving as well as using Capileiratic wikispace before training the students

1 hour
Check for understanding

Engagement: 
The teacher will give a description of an animal to the students.  The students will guess the animal.  The teacher will either confirm or reject the answers the students give. Discuss with the students what made guessing the animal easy and what made it hard.

Procedure:
 The teacher will show one animal picture to the students.  The students will discuss what they noticed in the picture with the teacher.  On one piece of chart paper the teacher will write down the students' answers. The teacher will go over the chart with the students pointing out the descriptive phrase, which the students have noticed about the animal picture. On another piece of chart paper the teacher will compose a descriptive paragraph about the animal picture with help from the students.

Guided Practice: 
The students will choose one animal picture from the stack of animal pictures.  Then the students will compose a detailed description of their picture with help from the teacher using pencil and paper.

Independent Practice: 
The students will take another animal picture and write a detailed description of the animal using pencil and paper.

Computer Lab Training:
Take the students to the lab and train them how to edit and use Capileiratic wikispace as well as how to copy and save using the website Baby Animalz.com

Assessment: 
The students will log on to Capileiratic wikispace and add a new animal description. The students will use the website Baby Animalz.com to obtain pictures

Extension:
Have the students log on to Capileiratic wikispace and edit one of the animal descriptions.
 
Internet Resources:
Animals descriptions
http://capileiratic.wikispacescom/animals+descriptions

Baby Animalz.com http://www.babyanimalz.com/