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Welcome to this Lesson:

You're on a Gigantic Roll

using quality details and strong verbs like Roald Dahl

This lesson was built for WritingFix after being proposed by Nevada teacher Kaycee Goman at an AT&T-sponsored in-service class for teachers.

The mentor text:

James and the Giant Peach has a great scene where a giant piece of fruit causes much damage. Your students will love imitating this idea with their own original stories!

Three-Sentence Overview of this Lesson:

The writer will imagine and compose a descriptive paragraph that focuses on a gigantic object moving through a specific setting and leaving destruction in its wake.  The writer will choose an object and a setting in which the catastrophe will take place.  Using high-quality details and strong verbs will help the writer create a showing paragraph.  Teachers: click here to read the entire lesson plan.

6-Trait Overview for this Lesson:

The focus trait in this writing assignment is idea development specifically describing important settings and objects. The support trait in this assignment is word choice; using strong verbs as well as inventing words or sounds should be encouraged of the writers.

Recipient of the NNWP's
Excellent Writing Lesson Award:

Because of the quality of its resources and ideas, this WritingFix lesson was selected by the Northern Nevada Writing Project as January 2008's Writing Lesson of the Month. It was e-mailed to thousands of teachers who are members of the NNWP's Writing Lesson of the Month Teacher Network.

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