This handout is great for getting students to add more sensory details to their writing. This works perfectly to get students to add more interesting details to their writing, especially personal narratives.
The first page is used as guided practice to have students find sensory details from a mentor text. This part is great to do as a class to model how to find sensory details/imagery and to show good examples of sensory details/imagery.
The back page is used as independent practice. Have students to think of as many sensory details as possible. I have them list details, rather than writing them in sentences. Example: fresh cut grass, warm humid air, etc. If there is one sense that the students have trouble with, you can challenge them to write more abstractly-- for example, tasted defeat, smelled age, etc.