Lesson Plan

Describing the World Using Sensory Language

What are the five senses and how do we use them everyday? Students get a chance to practice using sensory language as they think about the world around them. Can be used as a stand alone or support for the Writing a Five Senses Poem lesson.
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This lesson can be used as a pre-lesson for the Sensory Language: Writing a Five Senses Poem lesson plan.
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This lesson can be used as a pre-lesson for the Sensory Language: Writing a Five Senses Poem lesson plan.

Objectives

Academic

Students will be able to identify and write words and phrases that suggest feelings and appeal to the senses.

Language

Students will be able to identify grade level sensory words to use in their writing using written and visual supports.

Introduction

(3 minutes)
Five Senses ObservationVocabulary Cards: Describing the World Using Sensory LanguageGlossary: Describing the World Using Sensory LanguageTeach Background Knowledge TemplateWrite Student-Facing Language Objectives Reference
  • Hold up an object (such as an apple) and ask students to tell you what they see.
  • Ask students to imagine that their partner has never seen an apple. Have them turn and talk to a partner to describe or tell all about what they see using as many details as they can.
  • Invite students to share out some of the ways they described the apple. Say, "You just used your sense of sight to describe the apple. We use our senses to make sense of the world around us. Your other senses are your sense of smell, touch, hearing, and taste."