Descriptive Prompt
Lesson Objective
To write a descriptive piece that paints a picture in the reader's mind.
Background Information for Teacher
Student Prior Knowledge
Writing paper
Step-by-Step Guided Lesson
Step 1: Start Video
(Tips: Interact with the video by pausing, to ask questions or discuss information viewed with student.)
Step 2: Teach Lesson
Pre-write (plan).
Give the student a few minutes to make a list of as many of their favorite places as they can. Let the student share their lists. Ask the
student to choose one place about which to write. Using a graphic organizer, have the student write words that describe their favorite
Write (compose).
From their graphic organizers, have the student compose a draft describing their favorite place.
Revise (improve).
Give time for the student to read and discuss improvements to their papers. Give the student time to improve their drafts by adding,
deleting, or reordering ideas based on feedback.
Edit (proofread).
Help the student check their own papers and make corrections for spelling, grammar, punctuation, and capitalization. Have the
student make a final copy.
Publish (share).
Choose a format for the student to share their papers with others.
Writing Prompt:
Everyone has favorite places where they feel happy. Choose one favorite place and describe what that place is like, using as many
senses as you can. Use rich, descriptive words so your reader can imagine being in your special place.
Step 3: Complete the worksheet attached below.
Worksheet for extra practice
Step 4: Review. Start the next lesson with the game or activity attached below for review so the student can demonstrate
understanding of this lesson before moving forward.
All the Places to Love, Patricia McLachlan (online video, offline activity)
Have the student watch the video of the story “All the Places to Love” have them retell portions of the story using descriptive details.