Books out OR if you have not finished reading "The Very Old Man With Enormous Wings" you should read that.
Goal #1: Learn about sensory details
When an author uses words so well that you can "see" what he or she is describing, there are probably some sensory details. If the stench of rotting fish left in the sun is really bad, or the garden smells of freshly cut grass and blooming roses, there are probably some sensory details. If the sand feels soft under the feet of the characters as they walk down the beach with the breeze twisting their hair, there are probably some sensory details. If the roar of the jet engine shakes the building and stops conversations, there are probably some sensory details (and you are at PLHS).
Authors use details like this to make their writing more real, to bring readers into the setting and to add to the mood of their story. Today we will look for some of the sensory details in "The Very Old Man With Enormous Wings" (You made a copy of it yesterday.)
Goal #2 Find sensory details in your group novel
Take a look through your group novel.
Find a few places the author is using sensory details.
Add them to your Writer's Notebook.
Write about how those details affect you as a reader.