Descriptive Writing

Descriptive Writing Worksheets

A collection of descriptive writing worksheets and resources. Descriptive writing is writing that describes people, places, animals or objects in such a way that allows the reader to build a strong image in their mind. We can do this by using vivid verbs and precise adjectives and including multiple senses in our descriptions.

 

Descriptive Writing Techniques

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Descriptive Writing Techniques

Cut and paste to match up each descriptive writing language feature to its example.

Descriptive Writing Exemplar

An annotated descriptive writing exemplar.

Find Descriptive Writing Techniques

Read the passage and find techniques the author has used to describe.

 

Using 5 Senses

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Identify Different Senses 1

Read the passages and identify which senses have been described.

Identify Different Senses 2

Read the passages and identify which senses have been described.

 

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5 Senses Writing Prompt: Owl

Brainstorm descriptions of the 5 senses and then write a descriptive paragraph.

5 Senses Writing Prompt: Ice Cream

Brainstorm descriptions of the 5 senses and then write a descriptive paragraph.

 

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5 Senses Writing Prompt: Fair

Brainstorm descriptions of the 5 senses and then write a descriptive paragraph.

5 Senses Writing Prompt: Fire

Brainstorm descriptions of the 5 senses and then write a descriptive paragraph.

 

Show, Don’t Tell

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Show, Don’t Tell 1

Change each sentence so it ‘shows’, rather than ‘tells’.

Show, Don’t Tell 2

Change each sentence so it ‘shows’, rather than ‘tells’.

 

Planning Descriptive Writing

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5 Senses Planning Sheet

Organise descriptive writing by 5 senses.

Detail Planning Sheet

Organise descriptive writing by detail.

 

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Descriptive Writing Prompt Cards

A set of prompt cards to encourage descriptive writing.

5 Senses Graphic Organiser

 

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