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Descriptive Writing Poster With Annotations

1 page|Grades: 2 - Lower - 2 - Upper

A poster outlining the main points and structure of a descriptive text.

Use this poster to guide your students through writing a piece of descriptive text.

The poster includes information on what should be in a piece of descriptive writing and an example piece of text.

* A descriptive text uses senses such as sight, touch and sound to give the reader a mental image of an object or event.

* Use descriptive language – be specific and use adjectives.

* Provide sensory details:

  • Smells – aromas in the air
  • Sounds – what would the reader be able to hear?
  • Sights – What can you see – colours, shapes, sizes etc?
  • Touch – What does the object feel like?
  • Taste – describe its taste.
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