Listen to the full episode to hear how to teach descriptive writing:
The ability to write and use descriptive language is a skill that doesn’t come easy to most, especially our young learners in our classrooms. So what can you do as a teacher to help your students? In today’s episode, I’m sharing 4 ways to teach descriptive writing and ideas that you can put into practice in the fall.
Last week, I had a special guest, Anna Brekken, a 16 year old high school student, on the podcast. She talked about what teachers should avoid when teaching descriptive writing, so if you haven’t listened to it, go take a listen now!
Teaching descriptive writing can be tricky, but it’s important to remember that it is a behavior that has to be taught and learned. But how do you do that? I’m sharing 4 ways to teach descriptive writing that are super easy and effective! Those ways include: use it, show it, find it, give it.
Throughout the episode, I go into detail and provide examples of how to incorporate those four ideas in your classroom. You’ll find that I never miss opportunities where I can be intentional with helping kids find where descriptive language exists because that’s going to help them with understanding how it works. Then, once kids start experiencing descriptive writing and language, it changes the world for them and opens up a whole new dynamic of words and language.
That’s ultimately the goal, right? I am passionate about writing, particularly descriptive writing, and know that after implementing these strategies in your classroom, it will increase your students’ vocabulary on descriptive writing and start using it in their everyday language.
In this episode on descriptive writing, I share:
- 4 ways to teach descriptive writing that are simple and easy to implement in your classroom
- Examples of how to replace everyday language with descriptive language and phrases
- Why students are more likely to use resources you offer if they’re mini and available to them
- How you can provide daily opportunities to to incorporate descriptive language into your classroom
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Do you find yourself seeking new ideas when it comes to literacy instruction in elementary classrooms? The Literacy Dive Podcast was created to offer actionable steps and to share information for teachers, like you, who are always looking to improve their craft! ELA is our jam and we are excited to dive into all things reading and writing with you!
Your host, Megan Polk, is the creator and owner behind The Literacy Dive and loves to support students and their teachers with curriculum, literacy instruction, best practices, and engaging literacy activities.
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You can tune in wherever you get your podcasts! Listen to The Literacy Dive Podcast on platforms like Apple, Spotify, Stitcher, Google, and more! If you find value from listening to this podcast, please rate this show, leave a review, and follow!