Check out and show your students the OBSERVATION WRITING ACTIVITIES demonstrated in the video above as a way to boost their DESCRIPTIVE WRITING. Students may try this observational writing in their OBSERVATION NOTEBOOKS as well as in the HANDOUT included below.

Challenge students to observe and write about . . .

***Ordinary things, such as the moon, their desks, shoes, backpacks, etc. When they pause to look closely, what do they notice about these things?

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The full-moon flashlight glaring, staring at me like a giant white unblinking eyeball.

***Extraordinary things, such as special occasion clothes (costumes, ugly sweaters, Backwards Day clothes, hats on Hat Day), details from a field trip, animal cam observations (see links to animal cams below), etc.

My couple-of-wild-cats-collide glitter sweater

***New places, such as the custodian’s closet, cafeteria kitchen, specialty store, etc.

***Pets, including observations of their actions, sounds, smells, etc.

***People, including characters from books, photos of people, people at a park or in a cafeteria, etc.
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The white-haired man’s lips are sealed and his ears have grown and grown as he has learned through the decades that listening is one of life’s greatest gifts.

Observation Writing Activities HANDOUT
Animal Cams: Polars bears, puffins, penguins

(Plus search for other live animal cams–some are available during certain seasons, such as eagle cams.)

Observation Notebooks
Strong Nouns, Strong Verbs
Reading & Writing Word Pictures

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