Lesson Plan

Get Descriptive on Easter

Easter is a special holiday for many families, and kids enjoy traditions such as decorating their Easter eggs. Teach your students to use strong descriptive language in their creative writing with this holiday lesson plan!
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Learning Objectives

Students will be able to write an informative text using descriptive details.


(10 minutes)
Creative Writing Prompt: The Best Easter Egg
  • Ask students what makes a story or text boring.
  • Have students share out answers with the class.
  • Prompt students to think about what writers can do to make their writing more interesting.
  • Accept student answers.
  • Explain to students that the key to creating strong description is to include adjectives. Adjectives tell more information about the noun.
  • Read aloud Owl Moon by Jane Yolen.
  • Point out all the instances in which Jane Yolen includes descriptive detail in the story.
  • Inform students that today they will use what they know about adjectives and details to write strong descriptive paragraphs.