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A ready to use lesson presentation 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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Teaching Duration
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Provide a conclusion that follows from and reflects on the narrated experiences or events.
Use precise words and phrases, relevant descriptive details, and sensory language to capture the action and convey experiences and events.
Use a variety of transition words, phrases, and clauses to convey sequence, signal shifts from one time frame or setting to another, and show the relationships among experiences and events.
Use narrative techniques, such as dialogue, pacing, description, and reflection, to develop experiences, events, and/or characters.
Engage and orient the reader by establishing a context and point of view and introducing a narrator and/or characters; organize an event sequence that unfolds naturally and logically.


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