Using 5 Senses to Describe Details

Should your young writers use more sensory details in their writing? Encourage class members to incorporate similes and metaphors to their poetic writing with a packet of worksheets focused on figurative language. Class members complete activities that model ways to use the five senses in their descriptive details.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • A great addition to your unit on figurative language and sensory details
  • Have writers incorporate their answers into class or individual poems
  • Have groups or pairs complete the worksheets and then share their answers 
Classroom Considerations

  • Some formatting could be more straightforward, but readers should still be able to complete the activity
  • Based on Daily 6-Trait Writing
Pros

  • Applicable to any language arts class, whether you are working on a poetry unit or descriptive writing lesson
  • Provides several opportunities for participants to write creatively
Cons

  • None
Common Core