Goal of this project: To describe Mike the Tiger and
his habits by using your five senses. Targets
Lesson 1: Look over and discuss "Mike the Tiger"
Links to build Background on him.
•3. Display the "Mike the Tiger" Web from the
PowerPoint and discuss possibilities of each
description. (Remind students to keep
their five senses in the description.
•See sample questions below.
would you see if you visited
would Mike like to taste and
would Mike feel if you touched
smell help Mike hunt or with his
eating habits? How so?
4. Hand out the Blackline Copy of the
Descriptive Writing Web to the students.
They can write hints or sentences to help them
organize their thoughts for their Descriptive
Word File or
Final project will involve writing a descriptive
paragraph about Mike the Tiger.
Demonstrate and share an example of what is
expected when they are done with the project.
State that it is important for them to use
"describing words". (This paragraph is in
*Remind the students (Proofreading
To use capitals and the correct punctuation.
To have an opening
To have a closing
To check their
To make sure each
sentence or questions makes sense.
To proofread and
edit their work.
MS Word Template
(with the inserted photo of
"Mike the Tiger") on each of the computers that
students will be using. The font is set.
The title is in place. The students would open
this document and type their own name and story.
Then they will need to save their work
accordingly. The teacher must BE CLEAR ON
HOW TO SAVE THEIR DOCUMENT before the project is
NOTE: Teach students to save their document with
their name or initials
after it is completed. If they don't
label their own document by saving it correctly,
they will override other student's work.
met Mike the Tiger?
Have you met the LSU
mascot Mike the Tiger?
Mike is a
lives on the LSU campus.
scares people sometimes.
Sometimes people scream
quickly! Mike loves to
To him, the meat is a
When Mike is near meat, he can
two year old cousin
visited Mike in Baton Rouge, he asked
his dad if Mike the Tiger was going to
eat him? Why do you think he asked his
dad that question?
Yes, he was
seems that he does have
many would never take the chance to feel
if it was
Have you have met Mike the Tiger?
I have and he was a
I have to be honest.
he was in his
cage when I went to see
him on the LSU campus!
More Descriptive Writing
of Mike the Tiger Courtesy of Jude Dubois
Mike the Tiger Descriptive Writing Home Page
Tiger Lesson Plan Page