Young writers can practice describing a character by describing themselves. This handout focuses on descriptive Target Skills like color adjectives, comparisons, strong verbs, and sentences that begin in different ways. Reduce the expectations for younger or less experienced writers and, remember to model specific Target Skills explicitly before the activity. "The Personal Description Activity" from my book,The Complete K-5 Writing Workshop,is the perfect exercise for developing description. Clickherefor the handout.
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