A ready to use lesson plan that presents teaching and learning resources on descriptive writing.

After completing this lesson, the students will be able to:

  • Recall descriptive vocabulary for a descriptive writer.
  • Acquire knowledge of descriptive techniques and imagery types.
  • Analyse a descriptive paragraph for features.
  • Demonstrate command of the conventions of description in writing.

This download includes:

  • Vocabulary Overview - Description, Imagery
  • Real Life Application and Cross-Curriculum Links - Science, Math, Social Studies
  • Flipped Lesson Part - Videos
  • Success Criteria - Descriptive Writing Checklist
  • Lesson Starter: Writing descriptive words to describe images.
  • Descriptive Writing Toolkit
  • Imagery Types
  • Lists of Adjectives and Adverbs
  • Descriptive Chart for Descriptive Writer
    Collaborative Tasks:
  • Pair-Share: Comparing two descriptions.
  • Think-Write: Identifying descriptive techniques used in a description.
  • Write-Share: Describing a picture using sensory language.
    Mini-Plenary: 3 Online Exercises
    Assessment Rubrics
    Differentiated Tasks: Demonstrating the skill of description in writing.
    Extensions: Using descriptive sample openers to come up with own descriptions.
    Plenary: Answering multiple choice questions on descriptive writing.
    Home Learning:
  • Circling descriptive words in the given passage.
  • Describing the usefulness of any of the given man-made materials.
  • Reading to write down examples of descriptive techniques.
  • Identifying the sensory language used in the given passage.
  • Reading the given description to notice examples of descriptive techniques.
    Common Core Standards: ELA-Literacy-Writing - 6-8.3a-e
    Skills: Social and Cognitive

Here are some possible uses for these in your classroom:

  • To challenge early finishers
  • For effective tutoring
  • As ESL stations and sub tubs
  • As holiday work and homework
  • For small group collaborations
  • For an end of unit assessments
  • For reinforcement and enrichment
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Created: Mar 30, 2017

Updated: Mar 9, 2019

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