Lesson plan

Tell Me About It

Expand students' usage of descriptive language, as well as visual and tactile discrimination.

This activity has been revised and was originally created by Charlotte Cushman and published in the Perkins Activity and Resource Guide (1st edition, 1992).  The second edition is available for purchase.

This is a great activity for improving students’ descriptive language and increasing their observation skills. Lessons include English Language Arts, Concept Development and Independent Living Skills.

Objects from the environment which have distinctive qualities and varied attributes, such as a wool cap, a metal key, a small rock, a bottle of shampoo

Hints: Encourage students to describe objects and events they experience. Help to expand their descriptive vocabulary by modeling new words and attributes, for example: “That’s right; you’re wearing long blue pants and they’re made of corduroy.”



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