I have been talking about sensory details to create visual images since the beginning of the school year. I want my students to start including them in their narrative writing.
I read "The Polar Express" and we created a list of sensory details including things that you see, hear, smell, taste and touch from the book. I had the children create a chart of sensory details about winter. They had to create a free verse poem using sensory details from their own charts. Some of the children created more than one poem. Some of my students focused on just one sense. Here are a few examples of their final products: