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Guess Which One: Descriptive Writing Activity (Plan Book, Lesson Plan)
Aid students' descriptive writing skills by displaying many items of a like kind and have students write paragraphs to describe them. Then try...
Grade: Pre-K-12, Subject: Language Arts, Early Learning, Topic: Writing, Five Senses
Meet My Leaf: Descriptive Writing Activity Idea (Learning Activity)
Strengthen observation skills and descriptive writing by completing a "Meet My Leaf" activity sheet.
Grade: K-2, Subject: Language Arts, Science, Holidays and Seasonal Themes, Topic: Vocabulary, Writing, Biology and Life Science, Scientific Method and Process, Seasonal Themes
Description (Lesson Plan)
Noting special features, using descriptive words, and including figurative or sensory language brings the object to life. Students use these...
Grade: 3-5, Subject: Language Arts, Topic: Writing
A Picture of Home (Descriptive Writing): Language Arts Homework Page (Homework Form)
In this writing activity, children use their senses to name sights, sounds, smells, textures, and tastes that are part of their home.

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Grade: 1-3, Subject: Language Arts, Professional Development, Topic: Writing, Teacher Tips and Strategies
Dazzling Description (Graphic Organizer)
Young writers learn to dazzle their readers by writing descriptions that contain vivid details and a simile targeting one of the five senses.
, Subject: Language Arts, Topic: Writing
Scene in Your Head: Art Projects That Spark Descriptive Writing (Worksheet)
The objectives are to visualize and draw to enhance reading comprehension, to explain and justify an interpretation of text, and to respond to...
Grade: 4-8, Subject: Language Arts, Arts and Creativity, Topic: Writing, Visual Arts
What Did You Say?: Activity Page - Descriptive Words (Worksheet, Assessment Form)
Practice finding descriptive words in a word puzzle that can be used for the word said to tell the tone of the dialogue.
Grade: 4-6, Subject: Language Arts, Reading, Topic: Vocabulary, Word Recognition
Parent-Teacher Essentials: Descriptive Word List (Teacher Organizer)
Use this descriptive word list to help keep your parent-teacher conferences organized.
, Subject: Professional Development
Descriptive Writing Rubric: Art Projects That Spark Super Writing (Worksheet)
This rubric focuses on descriptive writing and rates key features of the writing at four levels of proficiency.
Grade: 4-8, Subject: Language Arts, Arts and Creativity, Topic: Writing, Visual Arts
Months of the Year Description Worksheet (Similes) (Learning Activity, Worksheet)
Students write a sentence or a simile describing each month.
Grade: 2-4, Subject: Language Arts, Math, Holidays and Seasonal Themes, Topic: Writing, Time and Measurement, Seasonal Themes
Reading Skills: Descriptive Words (Learning Activity, Worksheet, Test Form)
Help children develop the ability to read and choose words describing a picture. Children should have prior experience with descriptive words.
Grade: 1-2, Subject: Reading, Topic: Reading Support, Reading Comprehension, Word Recognition
Reading Skills: Descriptive Words (Learning Activity, Worksheet, Test Form)
Help children develop the ability to read and choose words describing a picture. Children should have prior experience with descriptive words.
Grade: 1-2, Subject: Reading, Topic: Reading Support, Reading Comprehension, Word Recognition
Buckets of Fun - Brainstorming Descriptive Words (Learning Activity, Worksheet)
A describing word helps you imagine how something looks, feels, smells, sounds, or tastes. Using the description on each bucket your students...
Grade: 2-4, Subject: Reading, Language Arts, Foreign Languages and ESL, Topic: Reading Comprehension, Grammar and Punctuation, Writing, ESL and ELL
Map Mania: Art Projects That Spark Descriptive Writing (Worksheet)
The objectives are to create a detailed visual map that provides a metaphorical setting for a descriptive story, to find examples of a literary...
Grade: 4-8, Subject: Language Arts, Social Studies, Arts and Creativity, Topic: Writing, Geography and Map Skills, Visual Arts
Reading Skills: Descriptive Words (Learning Activity, Worksheet, Test Form)
Help children develop the ability to read and choose words describing a picture. Children should have prior experience with descriptive words.
Grade: 1-2, Subject: Reading, Topic: Reading Support, Reading Comprehension, Word Recognition
A Vivid Picture - Writing a Descriptive Paragraph (Learning Activity, Worksheet)
Your students will compare two paragraphs to see which creates a more vivid picture.
Grade: 3-6, Subject: Reading, Language Arts, Foreign Languages and ESL, Topic: Reading Comprehension, Writing, Grammar and Punctuation, ESL and ELL
Country Roads - Writing Descriptive Words - Grades 1-3 (Learning Activity, Worksheet)
A good sentence uses describing words to help the reader paint a picture in his or her mind. Your students will travel this country road filled...
Grade: 1-3, Subject: Reading, Language Arts, Foreign Languages and ESL, Early Learning, Topic: Word Recognition, Grammar and Punctuation, Writing, ESL and ELL, Environmental Print, Early Reading, Early Writing
Around Town - Writing Descriptive Sentences (Learning Activity, Worksheet)
Four cute pictures with four describing words help support the your student to write sentences for each picture using the describing words in...
Grade: K-3, Subject: Reading, Language Arts, Foreign Languages and ESL, Early Learning, Topic: Word Recognition, Grammar and Punctuation, Writing, ESL and ELL, Environmental Print, Early Reading, Early Writing
Mystery Bags - Brainstorming Descriptive Words - Grades 1-3 (Learning Activity, Worksheet)
Describing words help you imagine how something looks, feels, smells, sounds, or tastes. Using the mystery bags, and the pictures on them, your...
Grade: 1-3, Subject: Reading, Language Arts, Foreign Languages and ESL, Early Learning, Topic: Word Recognition, Grammar and Punctuation, Writing, ESL and ELL, Environmental Print, Early Reading, Early Writing
It's in the Bag - Adding Descriptive Words - Grades 1-3 (Learning Activity, Worksheet)
Your students will add a describing words to make each of these sentences more interesting.
Grade: 1-3, Subject: Reading, Language Arts, Foreign Languages and ESL, Early Learning, Topic: Word Recognition, Grammar and Punctuation, Writing, ESL and ELL, Environmental Print, Early Reading, Early Writing
City Streets - Writing Descriptive Sentences - Grades 1-3 (Learning Activity, Worksheet)
Using the picture City Streets your students will practice writing a statement, a question, and an exclamation about the picture. They will be...
Grade: 1-3, Subject: Reading, Language Arts, Foreign Languages and ESL, Early Learning, Topic: Word Recognition, Grammar and Punctuation, Writing, ESL and ELL, Environmental Print, Early Reading, Early Writing
At the Beach - Expanding Sentences with Descriptive Words (Learning Activity, Worksheet)
A describing word makes a sentence more interesting. Your children will have fun reading the describing words found on the beach balls.
Grade: 2-4, Subject: Reading, Language Arts, Foreign Languages and ESL, Topic: Reading Comprehension, Grammar and Punctuation, Writing, ESL and ELL
The Great Outdoors - Expanding Sentences with Descriptive Words (Learning Activity, Worksheet)
A describing word can tell more about a subject or a verb. Thinking about The Great Outdoors your students will add describing words to make...
Grade: 2-4, Subject: Reading, Language Arts, Foreign Languages and ESL, Topic: Reading Comprehension, Grammar and Punctuation, Writing, ESL and ELL
Outdoor Excitement - Expanding Sentences with Descriptive Words (Learning Activity, Worksheet)
A describing word can be added to a sentence. Your students will read the sentences that describe each picture. Using the example provided as...
Grade: 2-4, Subject: Reading, Language Arts, Foreign Languages and ESL, Topic: Reading Comprehension, Grammar and Punctuation, Writing, ESL and ELL
The Room of My Dreams: Art Projects That Spark Descriptive Writing (Worksheet)
The objectives are to write multi-paragraph compositions, to use transition words within the composition, and to proofread for correct English...
Grade: 4-8, Subject: Language Arts, Arts and Creativity, Topic: Writing, Visual Arts
Pantourn Parade: Art Projects That Spark Descriptive Writing (Worksheet)
The objectives are to work through "writer's block" by focusing on a central them, to explain the meaning of a complex word or idea,...
Grade: 4-8, Subject: Language Arts, Arts and Creativity, Topic: Writing, Visual Arts
Magical Mandala: Art Projects That Spark Descriptive Writing (Worksheet)
The objectives are to listen and reflect attentively; to draw shapes and line, and experiment with color; and to write from the heart!
Grade: 4-8, Subject: Language Arts, Arts and Creativity, Topic: Writing, Visual Arts
Symmetry and Poetry: Art Projects That Spark Descriptive Writing (Worksheet)
The objectives are to write a poem with more than one poetic device, to translate visual imagery into written imagery, and to craft a well-designed...
Grade: 4-8, Subject: Language Arts, Arts and Creativity, Topic: Writing, Visual Arts
Yummy Adjectives: Art Projects That Spark Descriptive Writing (Worksheet)
The objectives are to read and comprehend unfamiliar words, to create a written piece for a specific audience using appropriate technology,...
Grade: 4-8, Subject: Language Arts, Arts and Creativity, Topic: Writing, Grammar and Punctuation, Visual Arts
Haiku Horizon: Art Projects That Spark Descriptive Writing (Worksheet)
The objectives are to use figurative language, to write a haiku that is appropriate for your readers, and to create a poem with emotional impact!
Grade: 4-8, Subject: Language Arts, Arts and Creativity, Topic: Writing, Visual Arts
Foolish Face: Pattern (Illustration, Coloring Page)
Pattern of a face is used to evoke students' creativity and artist abilities.
Grade: K-3, Subject: Language Arts, Arts and Creativity, Holidays and Seasonal Themes, Topic: Writing, Visual Arts, Theme Days, Weeks, Months
October Activities (Learning Activity, Worksheet)
Activities include poems and ideas for writing about and drawing witches.
Grade: K-3, Subject: Language Arts, Arts and Creativity, Holidays and Seasonal Themes, Early Learning, Topic: Writing, Visual Arts, Holidays, Seasonal Themes, Songs and Rhymes
Senses That Make Sense (Graphic Organizer)
In this leveled graphic organizer, students practice descriptive writing based on their feelings about their own worlds.
Grade: 3-5, Subject: Language Arts, Topic: Writing
Pumpkin Mini-Book, Pumpkin Face Bakery and Costume Time Line (Learning Activity)
Create a feeling-themed pumpkin mini-book. Make no-bake pumpkin snacks using cookies and frosting. Create picture time lines of previously...
Grade: K-2, Subject: Language Arts, Math, Hobbies, Play, Recreation, Holidays and Seasonal Themes, Life Experiences, Reading, Topic: Writing, Time and Measurement, Cooking, Holidays, Understanding Self and Others, Reading Comprehension
Show Off the Shape 2: Concrete Poetry Graphic Organizer (Graphic Organizer)
Students develop the skill of brainstorming with this graphic organizer, focused on descriptive words and synonyms.
Grade: K-2, Subject: Language Arts, Reading, Topic: Literature Appreciation
Inside and Out (Graphic Organizer)
Students use the web to brainstorm the "outside" (appearance) and "inside" (personality) description of a character.
Grade: 3-5, Subject: Language Arts, Topic: Writing
Thinking it Out
Students brainstorm the appearance and personality of their character. Then try to enliven their description with two adjectives.
Grade: 3-6, Subject: Language Arts, Topic: Writing
Cupid Capers: What Makes A Sentence? (Practice Page) (Worksheet)
Strengthen students' writing skills with 10-minute mini-lessons that focus on the components of a complete sentence.
Grade: 2-4, Subject: Language Arts, Professional Development, Topic: Grammar and Punctuation, Teacher Tips and Strategies
Then, Next, Finally (Graphic Organizer)
Students pick a simple, familiar activity that you feel comfortable explaining, then think through the steps of how to describe it.
Grade: 3-6, Subject: Language Arts, Topic: Writing
Character Development (Lesson Plan)
Characters often make a story, and a good character description includes both the appearance and personality of the character. Students use...
Grade: 3-5, Subject: Language Arts, Topic: Writing
Point of View (Graphic Organizer)
A narrative may tell a story or recount an event. In a narrative the writer relates what happened, includes details, and employs descriptive...
Grade: 3-5, Subject: Language Arts, Topic: Writing
Just Imagine (identifying sensory words): Vocabulary Graphic Organizer (Graphic Organizer)
Students develop an understanding of how sensory words help readers create mental images as they read.
Grade: 2-4, Subject: Language Arts, Topic: Vocabulary
Season Scientists: Circle Time Activity (Learning Activity)
What do scientists do? Ask children what they think!
Grade: K-2, Subject: Early Learning, Topic: Early Science
Daring Directions
Students pick a simple, familiar activity they know how to do, then think through the steps of how to describe it in a detailed fashion.
Grade: 3-5, Subject: Language Arts, Topic: Writing
Do as I Say... Not as I Do! (Learning Activity)
Here is a new twist on the traditional Simon Says. Children listen and follow directions without being confused by what the leader is doing.
Grade: K-3
Show-and-Tell With a Twist (Learning Activity)
Competitiveness can sometimes occur among children during show and tell. On the other hand, it can be a great opportunity for children to talk...
Grade: K-3
Oops! (Graphic Organizer)
Students put the pieces of instructive writing together with this graphic organizer.
Grade: 3-5, Subject: Language Arts, Topic: Writing
The I Has It
Students think of an incident or experience that happened to them, then tell it from their perspective and organize it with this graphic organizer.
Grade: 3-5, Subject: Language Arts, Topic: Writing

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