Student Writer Instructions:
You’ll be writing a descriptive paragraph of an animal that has magic, a unique talent, or a special power. Think about the boa constrictor that Harry met in the zoo; it was unique and interesting. Model your amount of details after the chapter from the first book about Harry Potter.
Step #1 Click the buttons below to create an animal with unique--almost "magical"-- skills. Imagine where you might be when you encounter this animal, and imagine details you would need to share to show a reader exactly how this animal looked when it did its magical behavior. And think about what the animal would do if it noticed you watching it.
Step #2 Plan your story, using the graphic organizer the teacher will give you. The graphic organizer will help you know when to make a new paragraph in your writing.
Step #3 Write your three-part description on your own paper. Use a highlighter to show where you added interesting adjectives or adverbs that weren't on your original graphic organizer.
Step #4 Use the Idea Development Post-Its to help you decide how to revise your story and make it even better. Publish your story with an original picture.