In this editable Powerpoint presentation, I have included a few different writing activities you can use in your class!
The first is a shorter writing assignment where students are asked to describe their favorite game using their 5 senses.
The second is an activity known as "Perceive, Know, Care About" where students put themselves in the place of someone in a picture and describe what it would be like from that point of view.
The last activity is an assignment where students choose a picture, write a description of it and then test the quality of their description by switching with a partner and having their partner try to draw what is described.
I have used these activities in many middle school classrooms and all the students have enjoyed them I'm sure your class will like them too!