This Lesson's Title:
The Sum of
writing a "memory snapshot" that evokes emotions or feelings
This lesson was built for WritingFix after being proposed by NNWP Teacher Consultant
Torrey Palmer during an
AT&T-sponsored in-service class for teachers.
The intended "mentor text" to be used when teaching this on-line lesson is the chapter book Flipped by Wendelin Van Draanen. Before writing, students should listen to and discuss the writing style of this book's author, especially from the chapter entitled "The Sycamore Tree."
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If you are a Washoe County teacher, click here to search for this book at the county library.
Three-Sentence Overview of this Lesson:
Inspired by Julianna’s understanding (from the novel Flipped) that “A painting is more than the sum of its parts,” students will describe a memorable place that evokes a certain feeling or emotion. Students will use sensory details to paint a picture for their reader's mind. Students will also explore their voice, as they experiment with a strong emotion they have experienced. Teachers: click here to read the entire lesson plan.