This packet helps students create a Descriptive Essay. It also contains modifications to differentiate for GATE students. GATE students create a photojournal essay (pages also included in here). This packet is complete. It has step by step guidelines for students to plan out their writing, tree map pre-write, rough draft template, proofreading checklist, and a list of activities to do when finished. It goes well with any English (Language Arts) descriptive writing standard and is a lesson that students enjoy and can make for a great activity.