Descriptive WritingThe 4th grade students have been learning about descriptive writing.  We have a great group of writers!  I think they have a good foundation and it is fun to build on what they already know about being good writers.  Last week the students got to go outside and write down observations about the outdoors.   They enjoyed using all five senses to complete a graphic organizer about observations that were touching or very near them, 20 feet away, and then very far away.  We are really trying hard to get more exact nouns, verbs, and adjectives.  The students are also learning about similes, onomatopoeia, and alliteration.