Artists paint pictures with colors. Writers paint pictures with words. Description is an important part of almost every piece of writing. Learning to use sensory description will help students make everything they write—whether a narrative, a biography, or a compare-and-contrast essay—more interesting and precise.
This unit is broken down into several lessons that focus on descriptive writing. The first lesson introduces the genre with paragraph writing. Then, students move on to essay writing.
Included in this unit:
• Teaching Support Page
• Paragraph Lesson
• Essay Lesson
• On Your Own sheet(s)
• A PDF file of all models and frames in this lesson to use with an interactive whiteboard!
A writing frame is a template for a paragraph or essay—a bit like fill-in-the-blank—that students complete with their own words. A writing frame usually contains a beginning sentence, linking words, and other elements that help students “see” how the writing should be structured. The frames help students connect ideas and clearly communicate their thoughts!