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6 Best Writing Lessons Ever

Narrative Writing - Descriptive Segment: A Bad Case of Stripes

Kylene Reed
October 19, 2019

Elaborative Detail Segment - Download the Lesson

I have had a blast in 2nd grade this week with the book A Bad Case of Stripes! 

Day One: We read the book and then students helped me chart other ideas that you could have a bad case of! We started with the few it gave in the book, and then it took off like crazy! Students were so excited to come up with silly ideas 

Then, they chose what they wanted to write about and drew their design on the face template. Here are some of my favorites!! 

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Day Two: Today, I modeled writing a descriptive segment that describes a bad case of stripes. Since this was a 2nd-grade class, I went a little slower, and we started writing one sentence at a time. Students helped me choose a sentence starter and then we talked about what we would notice on a person that was striped. With their ideas, and the sentence starters, we built a descriptive sentence. Then, they borrowed from my sentence, changing the parts that were underlined to fit their description.

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If you notice in the picture though, it didn't take long for the students to want to take over! I LOVED IT!! They literally raised their hands and asked if they could write the next sentences for the class! So, the students continued the modeling piece FOR ME... yes, 2nd-graders.

Students finished their pieces using the sentence starters and borrowing from our modeled sample.

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Their final copies turned out great! Lots of fun was had with a book we all love! Look at their finished samples!

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Want to teach this lesson too?? Click here to download the lesson. Please, please share samples from your class using this free resource on my FB page! Love to Write and Read All Day

 

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