Descriptive Writing Lessons


Help your students dig into improving their descriptive writing skills with this workbook.  Step-by-step lessons including mentor texts so students can see what descriptive writing should look like.

This resource includes both digital and print versions — Both PowerPoint and Google Slides — so this will work with any digital learning platform!

Your students will analyze what descriptive language is and then practice using it.  Easy to plan and implement!


Your students will be able to flex and strengthen their descriptive writing skills with this series of lessons. Students analyze, sketch, write, and review mentor texts and their own writing to really dig into what is needed to create vivid, clear compositions.

This resource includes both digital and print options!

⚬ 2 examples of descriptive writing to sketch
⚬ elements of descriptive writing
⚬ “build your toolbox” reference sheet that students can use to collect examples to use all year!
⚬ 2 mentor texts with analysis questions and activities
⚬ 3 different descriptive writing tasks
⚬ each writing task has a self-assessment rubric that asks students to prove their answers by providing evidence from their writing

Reasons to love this resource:
⚬ Teach this writing skill step by step with sketching, mentor texts, revising, practice, and self-assessment
⚬ Ready to use!  Print and digital versions!
⚬ Fantastic for writing workshop, differentiating, sub plans, and tutoring
⚬ Student self-assessment means your students are thinking about their writing and how to strengthen it!

Teaching students to use description is challenging!  This resource will help create a foundation you can refer back to and build upon.  The toolbox is a great reference for future writing projects!

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