Innovative
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Bell Work

Description Addition

Take several simple, undescriptive sentences from students writing, unnamed of course. Write these sentences onto a transparency; use sentences similar to the following:

  • I had fun at the party.
  • I like my mom.
  • She is nice.
  • My brother is mean.
  • We went to the store.

Have students rewrite these sentences in more interesting, descriptive ways. Share the new sentences as a whole group. This will help students develop better writing skills during their journal writing time.


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