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    By Amy

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    I have tried a great way to introduce kids to descriptive writng at the fourth grade level actually. After a teacher modeling lesson, I have the students think of something that not too many other students in the class would have or would think of. They keep their "topic" a secret. They describe this "secret" in a writing piece. After the writing is complete they can either bring in a picture of the secret thing or draw an illustration of it based on their written description. When the students each share their writing with the class, the class guesses what the reader/writer is describing. After a few guesses have been made the student shows the picture as well to the rest of the class. The kids really liked this activity. I plan on using it again this year.

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