Make descriptive writing fun with this free activity to encourage your students to use expressive details. With this sensory writing resource, you’ll get your students out of their seats for place-based writing! These handouts include guiding questions to help students write words and phrases for each of the five senses. Then, students are ready to write poetry, stories, or other reflections with their descriptions.
While it can be completed any time of the year, the sights, sounds, and scents of the holidays make this activity a joyful learning experience during the winter season.
This 8-page resource includes the following:
-sensory writing graphic organizers
-a word bank for ELL students or others who may need help with vocabulary
This resource can be modified for use 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.
If you like this activity, you may be interested in these other resources for teaching writing:
Digital Argument Writing Prompts
Winter Holidays Parts of Speech Game
Gift of the Magi & How Do I Love Thee? Writing Task
Dialogue Poems Inspired Writing!
Imagist Poems - Inspired Writing
Meaningful and Memorable English Language Arts by ©OCBeachTeacher
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