Browse our collection of descriptive writing worksheets and resources. Descriptive writing is writing that describes people, places, animals or objects in such a way that allows readers to build strong images in their mind. We can do this by using vivid verbs, precise adjectives and by including multiple senses in our descriptions. Watch our Descriptive Writing Video.
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Show, Don’t Tell Poster
A poster that uses examples to illustrate the idea of writing that ‘shows' rather than 'tells'.
Show, Don’t Tell: Colour Match
Colour code the passages of text to indicate whether they ‘show’ or ‘tell’.
Five Senses to Build Tension: Boat
Write a paragraph to describe a crew on board a small fishing boat during a violent storm.
Week of Sentences: Set 3
Use the pictures to help write a new sentence each day. This set contains weeks 9 to 12.
Week of Sentences: Set 2
Use the pictures to help write a new sentence each day. This set contains weeks 5 to 8.
Week of Sentences: Set 1
Use the pictures to help write a new sentence each day. Set contains weeks 1 to 4.
Describe a Pirate Writing Task
Use words from the word bank to write a descriptive paragraph about a pirate.
Descriptive Writing Prompt Cards Set 1
A set of 20 descriptive writing prompt cards designed for the early years.