Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Week 17: See the Ocean

Estelle Condra's book See the Ocean is a beautifully written book. The story seems to start off simply, however, as the story progresses there are clues along the way that there is something unique about this story. The author describes the ocean in rich detail and uses so many sensory details to help the reader understand how Nellie sees the ocean. This story would be a great way to help students understand how to use descriptive language in their writing.