Saturday, April 21, 2012

Descriptive Writing Freebies

We just finished our descriptive writing pieces and I was tickled to death with how they turned out.  My class has been working all year on adding details and using our senses to describe various things, so I threw in a couple mini lessons on similes before we wrote our "official" descriptive composition for the year.  I introduced the concept using Crazy like a Fox: A Simile Story by Loreen Leedy.

We created a couple of our own using this freebie.  I am a big fan of half sheets.  :)

This week I also came across the cutest simile freebie at The Learning Tree.  My students loved completing it.

I sent a note home and asked students to bring in their favorite toy or knickknack from home.  Then we used this organizer to brainstorm descriptive adjectives and similes that described our object.

Here is the writing paper we wrote our final drafts on.  

Click on the titles to download anything you can use in your classroom.  :)  We just found out we are getting out June 8th!  That is the earliest since I've been a teacher.  Wahoo!


Fonts used are by Kevin and Amanda and the border I used is from Scrappin Doodles.  If you haven't already, you should definitely sign up for their emails.  You get a freebie every Friday!


  1. What a fun idea for your class. Thank you for sharing your prompts.

  2. Hi I just found you through classroom freebies, thanks for sharing!

  3. So happy your kiddos liked my freebie :) :)

    The Learning Tree