Student Writer Instructions:
Today, you'll be creating two, three, or four original descriptions, similar to those shared by Dr. Seuss in his book, My Many Colored Days. You will then create a free-verse poem that includes your descritpions.
Think about the most interesting days in your life. What colors do you associate with those days? What images come to mind.
If you can't think of a day, the interactive buttons below might get your brain going:
First, press the COLOR button below to be given a colored day to write about. Second, press the FEELING button to find the emotion you would associate with that color of day.
Third, press the OBJECT button to create a basic simile.
Once you have your three basic ideas for three interesting days you can write about, put them down somewhere safe and take them back to class.
THEN...use your three basic ideas to CRAFT detailed descriptions...like those used by Dr. Seuss. Add strong verbs, powerful adjectives, and interesting nouns to create three descriptions that can become three stanzas in a simple poem about special days in your life.