Lesson 1 (from January 1999: Rocket Summer)
January 1999: Rocket Summer
The students will be able to identify and use descriptive language.
• Have the students look through this chapter to locate specific examples of descriptive language (i.e. how the Ohio landscape is before the rocket launches and then how it changes after the rocket launches) . Have them share these with the class and be prepared to explain why they believe the section is a good example of descriptive language.
• Provide the students with sentences from the chapter (i.e. climate changes). Have them add descriptive language to the sentences to make them good examples of descriptive language.
• Have the students identify portions of the text which are descriptive enough so that they can be visualized by the reader. Have the students read each out loud and have the rest of the students draw a picture of what their mind's eye...
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