Sunday, January 13, 2013

Sensory Detail Poetry

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. 

The Polar Express cover

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:

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