Students’ age range: 12-14
Topic: Descriptive Writing
Description: The lesson will see students being engaged in a field trip around the school. Students will be given strips of paper with things that they should observe such as anything that may caught the eye, appeal to the sense of hearing, feeling, smelling and touch or feel. These will be recorded on their strips of paper. After observing the school students will then return to the classroom where an open discussion will ensue.
Students will view a youtube video titled “Sensory Details” after watching and listening students will then have an open discussion about what is being discussed.
Students will then separate into groups of 5 to discuss their findings. The different types of writing will be placed on the board and be defined. Students will then say which would apply to what they did on the outside and why. Students will then explore the topic by viewing a variety of descriptive pieces that appeal to the senses. Students will then compare their findings with that of the samples.
Students will then be introduced to the Compass Points. After writing info on how to use the Compass points they will then apply it to their observation from the school surroundings. Teacher will facilitate students by clearing up any misconception that has surfaced on the compass.