I use the chart first after reading a descriptive story such as Hello Ocean by Pam Munoz Ryan and discuss the sense words the author uses to describe the ocean in the book. We complete the first row in the chart using the example. Next I have the students describe a favorite place, person, object and experience. Then they choose the one they believe they can do the best job on to complete a descriptive paragraph and illustrate it. It is an amazing activity to draw out description.