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Descriptive Writing-Writing a Superhero Story Objectives: Students will use mentor texts to guide them in writing a story and enhance their story line. Students will make text-to-text connections. Students will understand what descriptive writing is and will create a story that uses strong describing words. Students will understand what onomatopoeia is and will use examples in their writing. Students will understand alliteration and how it can enhance writing. Plan: 1. A few weeks before you’d like to use this writing activity, read The Extraordinary Adventures of Ordinary Boy Book 1: The Hero Revealed by William Boniface to your students as a read-aloud. During this time, hold discussions on reactions to the book, getting pictures in their head because of great descriptions, strong word choice and what predictions they have. 2. When the book is completed, ask students to brainstorm. If they had one superpower, what would it be? What would be the positive aspects of this power? How about the negative? 3. Read Superhero ABC by Bob McLeod to the students (picture book). Ask students to make text-to-text connections with the first book. Discuss how the authors used alliteration and onomatopoeia to enhance their writing. Have a discussion on how both books could help students improve their writing skills. 4. Allow students to create crazy characters of their own. They can trace or draw these characters, but encourage them to be creative! 5. Students should then name their character, decide what superpower their character will have, what other characters will be in their story and what their storyline will be. Teachers can choose whether or not they’d like to conference with each student about their characters and their stories before they begin writing. 6. Students write a superhero story, focusing on using strong, descriptive words, including using alliteration and onomatopoeia. 7. Conferencing, peer editing and revising is strongly encouraged in the writing process. This would also be a good opportunity for students to practice keyboarding skills by typing the final drafts of their stories. 8. Final copies could be on a piece of construction paper with a picture of their superhero on one side and the final draft of their story on the other. If time allows, it’s fun to have a few students share their stories.
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