Descriptive Writing Photo Prompt Exercises

Grade Levels
6th - 9th
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12 pages
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  1. Students’ writing springs to life when they learn to use descriptive techniques effectively. This descriptive writing bundle includes games, activities, and assignments that will help your students practice these writing skills. Besides reviewing descriptive writing techniques, students will also
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A picture is worth a thousand words, and these photographs prompt students to write powerful, descriptive words for beautiful scenery, scrumptious food, colorful creatures, and various other sights worth describing well. Each photograph is accompanied by a specific descriptive writing prompt, and many of these prompts include challenges to include certain types of figurative language in the descriptions. This product can be printed as a journaling packet for each student, or the pages can be printed individually for in-class group work. The possibilities are endless!

This product includes the following:
1 Cover Page
1 Teacher’s Tips Page
10 Photo Prompt Pages (20 Photo Prompts Total)
1 Terms to Know Page
1 Credits Page

I hope your students enjoy building their descriptive writing skills with these inspiring photo prompts.


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Following these descriptive writing activities, a fun peer review can be helpful to hone students' critical thinking and revision skills. Check out my descriptive writing peer review cootie catcher:

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These writing activities are also included in a larger bundle that can be purchased at a 20% discount here:

Descriptive Writing Bundle


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Created by Distinguished English
(formerly Olivia Gold's Creative English Classroom)

Cover Graphics:

ESL Kidz
Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah Designs
Paula Kim Studio
Kimberly Geswein Fonts
Total Pages
12 pages
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