What can be more fun than writing about dragons? Today's writing activity focuses on writing a description of a dragon. Will the dragon be huge and fierce with fire coming out of its nostrils? ... or will the dragon be little and cute and always there when you need a friend. Your kids can decide!
If you're following the Writing Teacher's Roadmap Get Started Guide, today's activity focuses on Step One: Get Kids Writing. The goal of step one is simply to get kids to write.
Students might conjure up images of dragons in faraway lands with princes on horseback or they might think about cartoon dragons that they see in movies or on TV. There is not a "right" dragon to describe. Encourage students to use their imagination.
** This activity could easily be done at home. All students would need is a piece of paper and a pencil.
If you want to extend this writing activity, ask your kids to write a story about their dragon. They could write an adventure story about the dragon or write a story about how they meet their dragon. After they finish their story, students can work through the writing process. They can edit their stories for capitalization, punctuation, and spelling corrections. Then can then make a good copy of their writing and draw a picture to illustrate their story.
** Want a copy of the dragon templates? The templates shown in this blogpost are part of the Dragon Description templates found in Day Two of the FREE Get Your Kids Writing Challenge. The Get Your Kids Writing Challenge focuses on Step One of the Writing Teacher's Roadmap Get Started Guide.
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Until next time,
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