During Writer's Workshop, the Otters have been learning about poetry. The class has been reading and writing poetry. This week learned what a simile is and wrote a class poem with similes. In small groups, the students wrote a poem about anything that interested them. They created amazing illustrations to go along with their poems.

Then the class practiced writing descriptive words in a mystery game. Each student was given a mystery animal or insect. They were given the task to list at least 5 descriptive words that paint a clear picture for the class to be able to guess their assigned creature. Using their ability to write similes and descriptive words, the students will write a concrete poem.