Descriptive Language {FREEBIE}

Thyme to Read
Grade Levels
3rd - 5th
Resource Type
Formats Included
  • PDF
6 pages
Thyme to Read


Descriptive language can be such a fun skill to teach our students! This anchor chart FREEBIE can help kick start your instruction by explaining what descriptive language is.
These anchor charts are part of a FULL LESSON on Descriptive Language. Check out the mentor text activities here!

→ What is included in this resource?
Two different anchor charts available in color, printer friendly, and editable.
- What is descriptive language? describes examples and non-examples of descriptive language.
- Visual anchor chart provides pictures for students to better understand what descriptive language is.

→ How can this resource support you and your students?
You can use the blank/editable anchor charts to create a classroom display with your class. You can project onto a white board and add your descriptions, while students can take notes on their own blank copy. The completed anchor charts can be used as a model to guide your instruction, or it can be printed at a reduced size for student notebooks.
Your students can find their own examples of descriptive language by searching for images on Google or PicCollage to complete their visual anchor chart.

★★★ Looking for more Mentor Text Lesson? ★★★
Making inferences

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This resource was created by Megan Christensen - Thyme to Read. By purchasing a license, you agree to the TOU. This resource is for single classroom use, and may not be posted or shared without permission from myself. If you have any questions about this resource, please email me at megan.thymetoread@gmail.com
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6 pages
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, distinguishing literal from nonliteral language.
Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including those that allude to significant characters found in mythology (e.g., Herculean).
Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative language such as metaphors and similes.


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