SLPs frequently target describing as a therapy objective, primarily through spoken language. However, writing is a vital skill that many students with language disorders struggle with daily. This activity was designed at 2 levels of differentiation to target describing while writing.
Ten real-life photographs are provided, with 5 depicting people/actions and 5 depicting animals and places. At the first differentiation level, question prompts are listed along with fill-in-the-blank sentences. Students practice noticing descriptive details, syntax, vocabulary, and writing by completing the sentences appropriately. At the second differentiation level, questions prompts are listed with empty lines for students to generate their own descriptions.
The photographs/writing pages are provided in two formats. First, as a printable with a photograph at the top of the page and the writing prompts/space below. Second, the photographs are provided separately in both PDF and PPT formats. These can be used as a no-print option on your iPad, computer, or SmartBoard OR printed and laminated to be used again and again. The writing prompts/space for this option are provided two to a page for a printing.
For a close-up preview of the pages available in addition to the thumbnails here, please follow the link to my blog.
Need activities to work on describing orally? Check out my Language Processing/Describing Task Cards!