descriptive writing lesson plans
- Develop descriptive writing skill through modeling and the sharing of quality literature full of descriptive writing.
- Include lessons such as the ones listed below throughout the year.
- Call students’ attention to interesting, descriptive word choices in classroom writing.
Akerson, V. L., & Young, T.A. (2005). Science the ‘write’ way. Science and Children, 43(3), 38-41.
* This lesson can be integrated into various subjects in the following ways:
Descriptive Writing Template Subject: English Language Arts Grade: 5
This worksheet, in the shape of a Hershey’s Kiss, allows students to write their own descriptive paragraph about candy in a unique format.
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When teaching a lesson on descriptive writing, students may write descriptively in the moment, but once the lesson is over, they tend to revert to their former ways. This lesson helps students learn to apply effective writing techniques on their own over time without constant reminders from the teacher.
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At this point, students will need to decide what they are going to write about. If they are stuck for a topic, have them just pick something they can write about, even if it’s not the most captivating story in the world. A skilled writer could tell a great story about deciding what to have for lunch. If they are using the skills of narrative writing, the topic isn’t as important as the execution.