As an introduction to descriptive paragraph writing, I had students search for descriptions of the five senses in a paragraph. Each sense was colour coded and corresponded to different coloured sticky notes. I had them take turns grabbing a sticky note and sticking it on the screen. As we discussed and agreed on their findings, I highlighted them in the same colour on my computer (mostly because they didn't stick very well). Afterwards, they were to write their own descriptive paragraphs that included all five senses. They really enjoyed this activity!
Post courtesy of Lauren Vallis