31 printable handouts to help your students use describe wildlife photos, cropped and magnified to show the smallest details: a mallard on a pond, a dragonfly clinging to a stalk, a butterfly on a twig, a honeybee on a flower, a yellow jacket drinking nectar, a lynx spider on a leaf, a ladybug trying to get away, a botfly taking a break, a wren looking to the left, a beetle wandering on a plant, a bumblebee and blue jay and lizard and much more. Your students will love the images as you teach them to analyze details and describe everything they see. Using an image to clarify meaning in a text is a Common Core standard in second and third grade (2.RI.7 and 3.RI.7). And I have made three versions: describe TEN things you see, describe FIVE things you see, and describe what you see (six blank lines).
Take a look at the Preview to see a few sample pages and decide if you’d like to bring nature into your classroom, either as a whole-class activity or in a literacy center.
If you are interested in other writing packets, click on one of these below:
Divergent Thinking Writing Prompts
Writing about Nature
Make a List
Descriptive Writing: Butterflies, Birds, Bees and more
Asking Questions about Wildlife
Describe Ten Things You See
Using Nature Photos to Write a Story
Write Opinions about Wildlife
Writing on a Rainy Day
If you would like a lot of what you see, click on the link below to see my BUNDLE of 10 packets: