In this description worksheet, 5th graders study the words that help make the author's writing interesting. Students then use one of the words to complete each sentence.
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Classify vocabulary words and key concepts with a helpful graphic organizer. Each quadrant of the worksheet provides space for learners to jot down either characteristics, less important characteristics, examples, and non-examples of the...
3rd - 6th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Vocabulary Unit 2.2: At Home and Housework Words
Get kids to describe the items and chores in their houses with a vocabulary worksheet. After matching words to their pictures or descriptions, learners complete an activity on the present progressive tense by providing -ing verbs.
4th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Choose Your Words Wisely
Improve word choice! Writers use dictionaries and thesauruses to aid them in choosing exciting words to incorporate in their writing. They rewrite sentences and practice identifying words that can be replaced using a better word. Flip...
2nd - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Compound Word Trivia
Teach children how small, simple words can join together to make large compound words with a fun vocabulary game. Working in pairs, students take turns drawing definition cards as they attempt to identify all of the compound words on the...
1st - 5th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Possessive Adjectives Song–"My Heart and Your Heart"–Rockin' English
Get ready to snap along with the cool jazz beat! In this music video, example sentences are featured using the possessive adjectives my, your, our, his, her, its, your, their, and my.
1 min 1st - 6th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
The Memory Box: Descriptive Writing
A great way to reinforce descriptive writing, this instructional activity serves as an exploration of adjectives and sensory words. First, pupils describe a family tradition using as many sensory details as they can. Then, they try to...
4th - 7th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Engage a Reader by Using Descriptive Words
The fourth video in a series built around writing a poem in response to "The Wind's Visit" by Emily Dickinson, this resource focuses on analyzing the descriptive language in the original poem and coming up with original descriptions for...
9 mins 5th - 7th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Descriptive Prompt: Precise Language
Incorporate sensory details into a piece of descriptive writing. First, elementary and middle schoolers improve a piece of writing by using precise, vivid language, as well as appropriate word choice. They then listen to a variety of...
3rd - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Analyze Descriptive Words to Understand Characters
Work on character development in your reading or writing unit with a short video about characterization. With context clues and vocabulary development, sixth graders learn the value of close reading and descriptive language. Show the...
6 mins 5th - 7th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed