This PowerPoint explains the purpose of descriptive writing. It includes sample model paragraphs for the students to refer to in their own writing. It also guides the students through the planning stage of writing a 5 paragraph descriptive writing piece. It gives them a "planning assignment" on the last slide. Great explicit lesson on descriptive writing!! If you like this, keep an eye out for another PowerPoint coming soon on writing body paragraphs and introductions/conclusions. I also plan to upload rubrics for descriptive writing!