Lesson Plan

STRETCH: Adding Details to Simple Sentences

Inspire creativity in all of your students by giving them the tools they need to transform their simple sentences into longer, detailed descriptions.
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Learning Objectives

  • Students will be able to produce detailed sentences that turn boring writing into interesting literature.


(5 minutes)
Sentence Stretcher
  • Ask students what makes writing tricky? Propose suggestions like thinking of ideas, choosing the perfect words to get your point across, and composing your words into sentences and then paragraphs.
  • Let students know that a technique for perfecting their written language is called sentence stretching, where adding descriptor words help make their sentences full and fun.