Objective: The students will make "word choices" which help to produce "voice" in their writing.
Read Aloud: Miss Spider's Tea Party by David Kirk
Prior to lesson - Orally read the story
- Introduce the "magical mirrors" which show three types of emotions.
- The students will help to identify the 3 names for the emotions, which are shown on the mirrors. They show a sad, lonely, and happy person.
- Students will then draw a word card having one of the 3 emotions written on them. They will illustrate themselves showing that particular emotion.
- 3 students will be asked to show their illustrations and their peers will identify which emotion is expressed.
- 3 other students will be asked to show their self- portraits and give a sentence sowing a connection using the emotion being protrayed. Stress using "details" with their word choices.
- The students will use their chosen emotion to write a couple of detailed sentences, which show how their "word choice" helps to develop voice in their writings.
- 3 students will be asked to share their sentences and students will guess which emotions were expressed through their sentences.
I will observe how the students are interacting throughout the lesson. I will notice the details they use in their self-portraits to express "word choice".
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