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.
Download lesson plan
Grade
Subject
View aligned standards

Learning Objectives

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

Introduction

(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.