By Mary Rose
Step-by-steps to help you help your students add even MORE description to their descriptive essays!
Includes sample writing and the following reproducibles:
• descriptive essay activity (no elaboration)
• descriptive prompt and writing activity (no elaboration)
• descriptive essay activity (with elaboration)
• descriptive prompt and writing activity (with elaboration)
Elaborations as a new paragraph?Students often ask if the elaboration should be a new paragraph or part of the paragraph that contains the topic sentence and extension. The short answer is: either way is correct. If the elaboration is going to be a long one, then make it a separate paragraph. If the elaboration is three or four sentences, it does not need to be a separate paragraph. The good news: this is not an issue that will help or hurt a score on a state writing assessment!
Grades 3 & Up