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Read Write Now: "Getting in Touch with Your Senses"

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Home Learning  |  Read Write Now

Episode 1 – Join Tracey Ingle in an exploration of sensory imagery through analyzing the poetry of Jean Toomer. Engage your five senses and observation skills as you explore the outdoors and create your own sensory point-of-view- writing. Explore the root word “struct” and practice your skills with a root word challenge.

Poem: " Storm Ending" by Jean Toomer (1923)

Produced and directed by Tracey Ingle in partnership with VPM.

Virginia Standards of Learning:


  • 6.2 d) Paraphrase and summarize key ideas of a presentation.
  • 6.4 a) Identify word origins and derivations.

    b) Use roots, affixes, synonyms, and antonyms to expand vocabulary

  • 6.7 The student will write in a variety of forms, to include narrative, expository, persuasive, and reflective, with an emphasis on narrative and reflective writing.
  • 7.2 d) Paraphrase and summarize a speaker’s key ideas
  • 7.4 a)  Identify word origins and derivations.

    b) Use roots, affixes, synonyms, and antonyms to expand vocabulary.

  • 7.7 The student will write in a variety of forms to include narrative, expository, persuasive, and reflective, with an emphasis on expository and persuasive writing.
  • 8.4 c) Use roots, affixes, synonyms, and antonyms to determine the meaning(s) of unfamiliar words and technical vocabulary.
  • 8.7 The student will write in a variety of forms to include narrative, expository, persuasive, and reflective, with an emphasis on expository and persuasive writing

Check out this for more information:

ReadWriteThink: Create a Feast for the Senses with Mentor Texts. Lesson on using mentor texts to understand sensory images. It is geared for grades 3-6 but can also be used with 7, 8.

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