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Free Descriptive Writing Activity - Distance Learning

OCBeachTeacher
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Grade Levels
5th - 8th
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Pages
8 pages + 9 slides
OCBeachTeacher
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Description

Get students and children outdoors and writing with this free activity for distance learning. Make descriptive writing fun with this easy-to-implement activity that encourages your students to use expressive details. With this sensory writing resource, you’ll get your students off their screens and out of their seats for place-based writing!

These handouts include guiding questions to help students write words and phrases that improve their vocabulary for each of the five senses. Then, students are ready to write poetry, stories, essays, or other reflections with their descriptions.

The sights, sounds, and scents of the outdoors make this activity a joyful learning experience whether students are at home or in their regular classrooms.

This resource includes the following 8-page PDF and PowerPoint presentation:

-teacher instructions

-sensory writing graphic organizers

-a word bank for ELL students or others who may need help with vocabulary

-PowerPoint presentation with photos for descriptive writing

This resource can be used with multiple secondary English grade levels. You’ll meet the needs of diverse learners while using this activity to help students brainstorm ideas for a descriptive essay, a poem, a journal, or simply independent writing practice.

Distance learners? Rainy Day? This file has recently been updated with a Power Point presentation that includes photos from a walk around the neighborhood!

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Meaningful and Memorable English Language Arts by © OCBeachTeacher

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Total Pages
8 pages + 9 slides
Answer Key
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Standards

to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Write routinely over extended time frames (time for research, reflection, and revision) and shorter time frames (a single sitting or a day or two) for a range of discipline-specific tasks, purposes, and audiences.
Use precise words and phrases, relevant descriptive details, and sensory language to capture the action and convey experiences and events.
Use narrative techniques, such as dialogue, pacing, description, and reflection, to develop experiences, events, and/or characters.
Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, relevant descriptive details, and well-structured event sequences.
Write routinely over extended time frames (time for research, reflection, and revision) and shorter time frames (a single sitting or a day or two) for a range of discipline-specific tasks, purposes, and audiences.

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