Materials:Twist, computer, copy of Mouse Loves School by Lauren Thompson or another grade-level book with descriptive words, index cards, printer
Read Mouse Loves School by Lauren Thompson to the class. Read each description to the class without showing the illustrations. Encourage the class to guess what objects are being described by listening to the descriptive words, or adjectives. Reveal the illustrations after students have made guesses. Discuss how adjectives create a mental picture for readers.
Allow students to
of different objects.
Discuss how the
differ from those
we see with the
naked eye. Have
students use creative adjectives to describe these common objects.
Have each student use Twist to take a magnified photo of a classroom object then print the photo. Have each student write a sentence about his
or her photo on
an index card using
Place the cards
and photos in
random order in a
Have groups of
together to match
the photos to the
Collect student sentences. Assess the sentences using the attached rubric. Download students' work to your computer and include it in students' digital portfolios or upload to your website to share with families.
Assign a student group to each season. Have students take photos with Twist of objects that are characteristic of each season, print the photos, and write descriptive sentences for each photo.
Thompson, Lauren(2011). Mouse Loves School. Simon Spotlight.