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A Picture Book Writing Lesson from WritingFix
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Characterization Paragraphs

using adjectives to inspire a descriptive character description

This lesson was created as a demonstration lesson for the 2005 Picture Books as Mentor Texts inservice class, which was sponsored by WritingFix's SBC Grant.

The intended "mentor text" to be used when teaching this on-line lesson is the picture book Tough Boris by Mem Fox. Before writing, students should listen to and discuss the writing style of this book's author.

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Washoe County teachers, click here to search for this book at the county library.

Sorry for the Inconvenience:

We've been revising some of our lessons at WritingFix. The Tough Boris-inspired lesson can now be found at this link.


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