They will likely suggest that something can look pretty or ugly, sound loud or quiet, feel hard or soft, smell good or bad, taste yummy or nasty. For some fun winter art ideas, visit this My younger kids love making books, so I created a simple Winter Five Senses Book. I think it is often the most difficult to describe. Make it pleasurable, like the feel of cool cotton sheets on a summer night, and the readers will experience the pleasure along with the character. When you wake up the next morning, it has snowed 2 feet! Pick up a small handful. The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition copyright ©2000 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Then invite students use Google or library books and other resources about caves to find more info.
Verbs are strong, direct, active words. Great for use as a display or as flashcards to promote class discussion. I think you and your class will all enjoy this exercise which you can also have them do in small groups. We have explosive sounds like boom for an explosion , bang for a gunshot or a door slamming , and pop for a noise like a champagne bottle opening. A sticky and thick liquid is described as gooey like honey. You wonder if you were hearing things, and you're so desperate for the darkness to lighten you forget to blink.
You're lying in your bed. As the fresh juice ran down her throat she noticed a small black speck moving slowly in the creamy flesh. There was obviously something wrong with this new bottle of wine, for the liquid in his mouth had a bitter, sour taste. Desperately waiting for your eyes to accustom to the dark you hear it - a soft, scratching noise - and it seems to be coming from under the bed. The apple crunched loudly sound as her teeth cut through the skin into the tart, juicy flesh taste.
Just thinking about cotton balls made her skin crawl. Remind them to focus only on the sense of touch. Moisture, food, water, sun, oxygen, absorption is all done threw the leafs. Write a story about what happened one time when someone helped you. To create this article, 45 people, some anonymous, worked to edit and improve it over time. At the top of each column are general, basic feeling words and the ones most commonly used in student writing.
Sea spray transforms into fiery prisms as the waves splash against the shore, catch the last golden rays of sun, and toss them up like liquid crystals. He swirled the liquid around in his mouth before swallowing it. But if something is smelly or stinky, it smells bad. Hide the items in a bag or box. Bad household smells range from two week old pizza languishing in the refrigerator to potatoes burning in a pot on the stove. Below I share a fun fall activity that uses a pumpkin to develop these important scientific skills.
Next, hide a bell, rattle, squeaky cat toy, or other noise-making items in a box or bag. So when you set out to describe a person or a place in your story, you should first make a mental list of all the details you could mention to bring it to life with the items on the list appealing to a variety of sense. Can a smell be sharp or dull? You've lost the sense of sight, so by not breathing you hope to hear the sound more clearly, and identify its location. Moist and salty, a chilly breeze blows in across the swells, bringing with it the pungent smells of seaweed and fish and making me pull my jacket a little closer. Does it creep into your nose? Students discuss how they will apply what they learned in their writing. Touch This sense conjures up description of things most us will probably try to never touch, like slime, frogs and warty skin.
Experience the Senses This is where the lesson gets interesting and fun. For example, take a flower, avert your head, breath out until your lungs are almost empty, return to the flower, breath in, scenting the flower. Look at the big picture and notice the smallest things. Wispy, rancid, airy, musty, stale, fresh, putrid, faint, light, floral, and acrid are all adjectives that could pertain to smell. Here's an example of how all five of our senses can be used to describe a simple scene: The apple was bright green, its skin polished and shining as it nestled in the fruit bowl sight. These include: pungent, sour, acrid, bitter, fetid, stinking, putrid, decaying, rancid, reek, stale and bad.
I model writing that incorporates imagery so students can see another concrete example. While they are sharing, I am walking around the classroom listening to what they have to say. Then, invite them to come up with examples of descriptive language concrete, specific words within each sense category. Adjectives can describe the general, overall quality of the smell. Green stimulates — or jars. If you are interested in or certain foods, read up on the subjects. That made it easier to come up with more concrete, specific words like downy or silky instead of just plain soft.