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Overview:
This lesson works well with developing writers to help them learn to incorporate strong sensory adjectives into their writing. Students begin by completing a Five Senses Chart and progress to writing a full descriptive paragraph based on a picture prompt.

This material was remixed based on "I Spy": Using adjectives and descriptive phrases by Elizabeth Hutchens. The remixed lesson was created to be used with adult learners. The original lesson can be found by clicking on the link that is included with this resource.
Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Level:
Adult Education
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
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Date Added:
01/28/2016
License:
Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 4.0 Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 4.0
Language:
English
Media Format:
Downloadable docs, Text/HTML

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Stephanie Sommers
on Jan 12, 10:32am Evaluation

Quality of Explanation of the Subject Matter: Strong (2)

The flow of this lesson is very good, and the explanation of the various activities is also good. The various parts of the lesson (warm up, introduction, guided practice, etc) are clearly laid out.

Stephanie Sommers
on Jan 12, 10:32am Evaluation

Utility of Materials Designed to Support Teaching: Strong (2)

This lesson was remixed with adult learners in mind. The lesson plan is very clear and the chart is easy to use. The only suggestion for improvement would be if the lesson included ideas of where to look online to find appropriate picture prompts.

Stephanie Sommers
on Jan 12, 10:32am Evaluation

Quality of Assessments: Limited (1)

Students do create a paragraph that could be used to assess mastery of the lesson objectives. However, there is not a rubric or any sort of guide included for how teachers should assess the student writing.

Stephanie Sommers
on Jan 12, 10:32am Evaluation

Quality of Instructional and Practice Exercises: Limited (1)

Doing the brainstorming activity in the Introduction and completing the Five Senses Chart gives students some practice with this skill. However, this lesson does not include discrete practice exercises with using adjectives or any real practice with recognizing which words are adjectives (as opposed to other parts of speech).

Stephanie Sommers
on Jan 12, 10:32am Evaluation

Opportunities for Deeper Learning: Limited (1)

The brainstorming activity and sharing of the Five Senses Chart create some opportunities for deeper learning through collaboration. Certainly, there could be more. The extension activity encourages students to make guesses based on given information, which would also promote critical thinking and deeper learning. Students are also challenged to think critically when asked to evaluate whether or not a given sentence is a good description of an object, especially if the teacher challenges them to explain their answers.

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