Student Samples Page:
visualizing details to create tone and mood
The writing of author Gary Paulsen is inspiring student writers to try new techniques with the traits of voice and word choice. Join us in teaching (and adapting) this on-line lesson and sharing your students' work.
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Student Sample: Upper Elementary
by Tayeb, fifth grade writer
Running away from wolves
Scared terrified frightened panicked
The demoralized deer
Trying to catch the frightened deer
Bloodthirsty hungry starving ravenous
The scary wolves
Just standing there
Stationary dark unlit dull
The terrifying woods
All these words just make me feel
Most of all
(Click here to view and print Tayeb and two of his classmate's nature poems)