Descriptive Writing - Key Details - Describe Places (Setting) with Color Words...
These worksheets are short, simple minilessons designed to introduce descriptive writing to the K-1 student. Using color words, the student will describe key details in a text.
Key vocabulary is also introduced: describe, place or setting, key details, main topic, title, color words, illustrator
Directions for Students:
1. First, read the text.
2. Then, choose a color word - from the words found at the bottom of each worksheet.
3. Write the color word on the space provided in the sentence. The
color word you choose is important because it is a key detail. It
will help describe the place or the items named in the setting.
4. Ask yourself, “What is this text about?” (Discuss.) Whatever the
text is about is called the main topic. (Because each passage in this
packet is about a nonfiction topic, the main topic will be used as the
5. Write the title on the broken lines – found in the illustration box at
the top of each worksheet. (Note that on every worksheet, the main
topic is underlined in the first sentence.)
6. Illustrate a picture in the box to show what is described in the text.
7. As illustrator, write your name beside the word, illustrator.
Option: Students may use ANY color they want to color their illustrations, just as long as they match the way they chose to describe them in the text ... For example, they could draw and color a purple cow, if they have described the cow as purple in the text.
Common Core State Standards - © 2014:
With prompting and support, ask and answer questions about key details in a text.
With prompting and support, identify the main topic and
retell key details of a text.
With prompting and support, describe the relationship
between illustrations and the text in which they appear (e.g., what person, place, thing, or idea in the text an illustration depicts).
Ask and answer questions about key details in a text.
Identify the main topic and retell key details of a text.
Use the illustrations and details in a text to describe its key ideas.
descriptive writing, key details, main topic, title, color words
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