Post a mouthwatering writing topic, such as “Describe a delicious new doughnut that pastry shops should sell at this time of year.” Have each child complete a two-minute quick write on the topic. Ask one or two students each to share their quick writes with the class. Discuss whether adding sensory details to the examples would make the described treats easier to visualize. Next, provide each student with a copy of the graphic organizer. Have the student record on the organizer specific details he can incorporate into his writing as he revises and edits his description. If desired, have each child trim his organizer and use various craft materials to decorate it to represent the food he described. Then post the cutouts on a display next to their tasty descriptions.
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