So I was checking out blogs the other night to see if I could find some lessons on using precise words. I came across Jessica Meacham's site and found a cute idea!
Beanie Babies! We continued today discussing how good writers use precise words. I had the kids each pick a Beanie Baby. In their writing they couldn't tell the name of the animal but had to use describing words instead. They ABSOLUTELY LOVED this lesson.
We made a class book. I took a picture of each student with the Beanie Baby and added it to the back of his/her page. Here's our work!
Heres a copy of the worksheets I made if you can use them!