Get students generating vocab beyond 'yellow sun' for their summer recounts. Give students this recording chart to brainstorm what they saw, heard, smelt, felt and tasted. Challenge them to add a range of interesting adjectives and verbs. At the end of the day though, if you still get "I went to the beach. It was hot." at least you tried.
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