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Teacher can improve students' descriptive writing with a few easy techniques.

#1 - By praising 'Johnny' or 'Susie' for using good descriptions, other students will try to add interesting words to their writing, so they too can receive praise.

#2 - Model - Frequently show students literature that contains high quality writing. Ask students to point out which words are interesting and why.

#3 - Include lessons that focus of descriptive writing skills throughout the year. I love using photographs or drawings with lots of details. Have students list not just what can be seen in the photos/drawings but add descriptive adjectives as well.

NOT clown BUT colorfully dressed clown with a red button nose

Descriptive Words


Additional Discriptive Writing Resources

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Compound Words
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Root Words
Shades of Meaning
Troublesome Words

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