Descriptive Writing Technique Task cards, Posters and Worksheets

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Literature Daydreams
Grade Levels
6th - 9th
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47 pages
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Help your students develop excellent writing using these descriptive writing techniques task cards. Use these bright and cheerful task cards to challenge students during writing to use more or varied techniques. Use the posters to inspire good use of descriptive techniques for every writing moment.

Also included are 8 fabulous worksheets to use with the task cards or posters which you could use to revise, review or as a fun sub-lesson.

→ 28 task cards – 4 per page (ready to print and laminate)
&rarr28 posters – 1 per page (ready to print and laminate)
&rarr8 descriptive writing worksheets – linked to the task cards
&rarr1 blank descriptive writing worksheet template

Each of these 28 task cards contains a different descriptive writing technique, an explanation and an example. These include both literary techniques such as similes and metaphor, and also grammatical techniques such as colloquial language and embedded clause sentences.

These cards are best printed in colour and laminated, however they can also be printed in grey-scale, or on card stock.

The posters mirror the task cards, but are full letter page size and therefore can be color printed, laminated and used as posters or writing prompts around your class.


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Total Pages
47 pages
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