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Descriptive writing trail

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Descriptive writing trail map and guide
A selection of Teachit resources for teaching descriptive writing. This includes a summary page with skills focus plus suggestions for how each resource might be used.
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KS3 KS4 | Skills | Trails |  From the resource collection(s): Descriptive writing trail | Writing to inform, explain, describe
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Notebook activity - matching
Drag and drop task that links to 'Describing a beach or holiday memory' but works equally well as a stand alone activity.
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KS3 KS4 | Skills |  From the resource collection(s): Descriptive writing trail | Writing to inform, explain, describe
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Annotating pictures using Microsoft Excel
How to add comments to a picture - perfect for image analysis, or as a stimulus for descriptive writing.
KS3 KS4 KS5 | Teaching tools |  From the resource collection(s): Descriptive writing trail | Making the most of ICT
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Spooky adjectives
A lovely activity for children to practise using and identifying adjectives - a spooky theme!
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KS3 | Skills |  From the resource collection(s): Descriptive writing trail | Grammar - word classes
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Describing a beach or holiday memory
A fun and thought-provoking task based on photographs which encourages the use of figurative language.
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KS3 KS4 | Skills |  From the resource collection(s): Descriptive writing trail | Original writing trail | Writing to inform, explain, describe
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Put muscle into your writing
An exercise that encourages pupils to improve the quality of their writing by using strong verbs. The original resource is followed by a differentiated version for use with students with SEN.
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KS3 | Skills |  From the resource collection(s): Creative writing (KS3) | Descriptive writing trail | Original writing trail and featured in our teaching pack(s) Creative writing pack
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A simile quilt
A fun exercise - creating decorative similes. The original resource is followed by a differentiated version for use with students with SEN.
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KS3 | Poetry |  From the resource collection(s): An introduction to poetry | Descriptive writing trail
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Understanding similes and metaphors
A very simple exercise which asks pupils to draw the image before deciding if it's a simile or metaphor. The original resource is followed by a differentiated version for use with students with SEN.
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KS3 KS4 | Poetry |  From the resource collection(s): Descriptive writing trail | Poetry basics
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Quickfire adverbs (2)
A nice kinaesthetic quiz activity using PowerPoint. An interactive version for pupils to categorise adverbs is also available.
KS3 | Skills |  From the resource collection(s): Descriptive writing trail | Starters
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Writing checklists
A collection of pupil or teacher ticklists for writing, including the necessary nine of writing (general), newspaper writing, descriptive writing and story writing.
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KS3 KS4 | Skills |  From the resource collection(s): AfL | Descriptive writing trail | Original writing trail
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Quickfire adverbs PowerPoint
Lovely. Introductory presentation which would work well as a lesson starter.
KS3 | Skills |  From the resource collection(s): Descriptive writing trail | Starters
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How Dickens appeals to our senses
Close reading of an extract followed by a writing task.
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KS3 KS4 | Prose |  From the resource collection(s): Descriptive writing trail | Introducing Dickens
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A handy template for 'writing to describe'
Fill in the boxes as preparation for any descriptive writing task.
KS4 | Skills |  From the resource collection(s): Creative writing (KS4) | Descriptive writing trail
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The deserted house descriptive writing task
A handy task planning sheet.
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KS3 | Poetry |  From the resource collection(s): Descriptive writing trail | The Deserted House
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Setting the scene (chapter 2)
Focus on use of adjectives and nouns in a given extract to set the scene.
KS3 | Prose |  From the resource collection(s): Descriptive writing trail | Skellig by David Almond
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A short practice descriptive writing exercise
Useful as preparation for exam / timed conditions writing.
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KS4 | Skills |  From the resource collection(s): Creative writing (KS4) | Descriptive writing trail
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Lesson starters - adjectives, synonyms and antonyms
Lesson plan and resources. Use word cards to reinforce understanding of synonyms and antonyms. A Teachit Interactive exercise is also available - match words with their synonyms and antonyms.
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KS3 | Skills |  From the resource collection(s): Descriptive writing trail | Starters
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A copy of the poem, with activities
Prompt questions, illustration activity and 'Through the Keyhole' advertising activity.
KS3 | Poetry |  From the resource collection(s): Descriptive writing trail | The Deserted House
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Descriptive writing tasks
Interesting and focused.
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KS3 | Poetry |  From the resource collection(s): Descriptive writing trail | The Deserted House
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Descriptions of Skellig
Close reading of language (looking at adjectives, nouns, verbs and similes) followed by descriptive writing task.
KS3 | Prose |  From the resource collection(s): Descriptive writing trail | Skellig by David Almond
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The darkness downstairs
A lesson plan for a simple but effective approach to descriptive writing which asks students to continue a narrative using only two senses.
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KS4 | Skills |  From the resource collection(s): Creative writing (KS4) | Descriptive writing trail
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Sherbet lemon game
A fun way to teach aspects of descriptive writing that will cost you a bag of sherbet lemons.
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KS3 | Skills |  From the resource collection(s): Creative writing (KS3) | Descriptive writing trail
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Worksheet 2 - adjectives
Underline adjectives in the passage. Make a list of adjectives and describe two people that you know. Make adjectives into comparative adjectives.
KS3 | Prose |  From the resource collection(s): Descriptive writing trail | Whispers in the Graveyard by Theresa Breslin
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