descriptive writing examples ks2
2. Good descriptive writing often makes use of figurative language such as analogies, similes and metaphors to help paint the picture in the reader’s mind.
This resource from Greenville County Schools in South Carolina provides several ideas for writing in math class. Writing and mathematics are similar in that they both require gathering, organizing, and clarifying thoughts. Writing can assist math instruction by helping children make sense of mathematics and by helping teachers understand what children are learning.
My dog’s fur felt like silk against my skin and her black coloring shone, absorbing the sunlight and reflecting it back like a pure, dark mirror.
“Screaming, crying, perfect storm
I can make all the tables turn
Rose gardens filled with thorns
Keep you second guessing”
Complete primary Design and Technology Curriculum Packs for Years 1 to 6, fully planned and ready to teach
They are challenged to include precise vocabulary, vivid sensory details and figurative language when describing their planet and its landscape.
One area of narrative writing that my students continue to need practice is with elaborating details. When my students write to tell a story, they generally want to get the information out in the shortest way possible. Getting them to stop the story and elaborate on details is often a challenge. Adding descriptive details is a learned skill in which students need to be given support and lots of practice.
“I stepped out into a winter wonderland.”
Download your FREE resource here!
Sweet Shop Descriptive Writing Activity.
Includes scaffolded examples, work banks and example techniques to include. Useful for AQA English Language Paper 1 Writing to Describe revision.