Beyond Blue Skies and Rosy Cheeks the Power of Descriptive Writing

With Amanda Skenandore

Lesson Plan

Grades: 9-12

This lesson will highlight examples of descriptive language that are both effective and inventive across a variety of genres and disciplines. Then students will participate in three exercises designed to stretch and strengthen their descriptive writing skills. Students will learn that descriptive writing reaches beyond the familiar and cliché and has the power to transport your reader and enliven your prose.

Materials: Pen, paper and two nearby objects in your home