The fifth-grade class has been learning about how good writers often tell their readers how a character looks and behaves. Their prompt: A simple neck tie! The class has been focusing on developing the following techniques to make their characters seems real, ultimately helping their readers visualize and understand them.


–      describing the physical characteristic of a character

–      revealing a character’s speech, actions, or thoughts

–      showing how other characters in a story react to the character


This assignment will culminate with a short story writing project.