Descriptive language is what makes good writing-GREAT writing!
Give your students this resource to use when trying to find more describing words to use in their writing. This resource is somewhat similar to a mini thesaurus in that it has topics and words to use that are more descriptive than the day to day words. It is a student friendly packet to keep in writing folders or binders to use when revising their writing. This is a great resource to supplement 6+1 Writing Traits for word choice. There is a page at the end for students to add their own descriptive words they find in their reading.
I've just recently updated this resource - so check it out and give me some feedback! I'd love to hear what you think.