Students had to use the pattern from the book, The Important Book, by Margaret Wise Brown. The first sentence describes an object using one adjective only. In the next 2-3 sentences more adjectives or verbs are used to describe more about the object or to tell what the object does. The last sentence repeats the first sentence and adds the word But at the beginning. This skill is needed for writing because it works on adding details,verbs, adjectives, and circular endings. These are all writing skills students will need to score at least a 3 or higher on Pinellas County writing assessments.
Below is an example of the assignment.
The important thing about an apple is that it is round. It is red and shiny on the outside. The inside is juicy and white. You can eat it for a healthy snack. But the important thing about an apple is that it is round.