Descriptive Writing: Details and Descriptive Language (13 p., Ans. Key, $6)

Grade Levels
Resource Types
Product Rating
Not yet rated
File Type
PDF (Acrobat) Document File
Be sure that you have an application to open this file type before downloading and/or purchasing.
1.3 MB   |   13 pages

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION

Let your students have some writing fun while learning the importance of details in writing.

In this 13-page printable activity, students use three famous paintings and learn the importance in writing of noting precise details.

The first two paintings are WASHINGTON CROSSING THE DELAWARE and MONA LISA. Put these on your screen (they are included in the pdf), and ask the accompanying series of questions about them. You also have the answers to the questions.

All these questions help students zero in on specific details of the paintings.

Then tell students you are going to put up a third painting, one perhaps more often reproduced than the others. They will chuckle when you put up the DOGS PLAYING POKER painting. In the next part of the activity, students will again note details but this time they will be on their own.

Give them 5-10 minutes to list all the details they can about the painting. You have (3 pages of questions and answers), and you can play a game to see which details students noted.

Also included is a 2-page biography of the interesting life of Cassius Coolidge, the artist behind DOGS PLAYING POKER, along with additional trivia and Internet sites for further study.

This classroom-tested activity is suitable for middle school, high school, and college classes. Created by Susan Thurman.

To learn about new Class Act products, discounts, and freebies, just follow me. Find my picture at the top right of any page in my store. To the right of the picture is a star with “Follow Me” beside it. Click on the star, and I’ll send you customized updates about this store.

Earning TPT Credits
• Do you want credit for future TPT purchases? Just provide feedback for items you purchase. Click on the “provide feedback” button next to your purchases, rate the product, and leave a short comment. (You need to do both to earn credits.)

You receive 1 TPT credit for each dollar you spend, and you can spend it just like cash on future Teachers Pay Teachers purchases.

Here are other Class Act Press products you and your students might enjoy:
• FREEBIE!!! An Idiom by Any Other Name
On Second Thought: Looking at Phrases That Use "Second"
Tips of the Slung: A Humorous Look at Spoonerisms
Amusing Adverbs: Fun with Tom Swifties
Total Pages
13
Answer Key
Included
Teaching Duration
N/A

Average Ratings

N/A
Overall Quality:
N/A
Accuracy:
N/A
Practicality:
N/A
Thoroughness:
N/A
Creativity:
N/A
Clarity:
N/A
Total:
0 ratings
COMMENTS AND RATINGS:
Please log in to post a question.
PRODUCT QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS:
$6.00
Digital Download
ADD ONE TO CART
User Rating: 4.0/4.0
 (115 Followers)
$6.00
Digital Download
ADD ONE TO CART
Descriptive Writing: Details and Descriptive Language (13
Descriptive Writing: Details and Descriptive Language (13
Descriptive Writing: Details and Descriptive Language (13
Descriptive Writing: Details and Descriptive Language (13
Teachers Pay Teachers

Teachers Pay Teachers is an online marketplace where teachers buy and sell original educational materials.

Learn More

Keep in Touch!

Sign up