1st Grade - Providing Descriptions And Sensory Detail

 
     
 
     
 
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1st
Listening and Speaking
Providing descriptions and sensory detail
Provide descriptions with careful attention to sensory detail.
The student will be able to verbally provide descriptions using sensory detail, such a hearing, seeing, tasting, smelling, and touching.
 

Sample Problems

(1)

Name your five senses.

(2)

What is an adjective?

(3)

Pick an object in your bedroom. Make a list of as many describing words as possible. These describing words should use your five senses (sensory words).

(4)

Imagine your favorite food. Write three sentences that describe it. Remember to use sensory details.

(5)

Close your eyes and picture your favorite place to go. Describe what you see to an adult. Remember to use a lot of sensory words in your description.

Learning Tips

(1)

Senses List: Post a large piece of paper on your refrigerator door. At the top of the paper label it as follows: hear, see, smell taste, touch. Challenge your family to create a list of sensory based adjectives that can be used to describe things. For example, under the “taste” column, you can write such words as, buttery, bitter, sour, tangy, etc. Challenge all of your family members to participate for one week. The next week challenge everyone to use some of those words when describing things in your home.

(2)

Listening List: Go outside for a nature walk with your child. Have them take a clip board with a paper, and a pencil. As you go on your nature walk ask them to write down all of the things they hear. When you return home discuss their list and ask them to verbally describe what they heard using a lot of sensory detail (describe words that use one of their 5 senses).

(3)

Object Challenge: Place an object in a bag. Try to pick objects that have a distinct texture. Ask your child to create a list of sensory words that describes what they feel. Based upon their list and what they have felt have them guess at what the object in the bag is. Show them the object and discuss their list.

(4)

Candy Challenge: The children love this activity! Obtain a variety of candy from the store. Place the candy in a brown paper bag. Have your child pick one piece (no peeking). Help them unwrap the candy and have them place it in their mouth. Ask them to verbally describe what they taste, feel, smell, and hear as they eat their piece of candy.

(5)

Smelling Jars: Empty baby food jars work well for this activity. Obtain a variety of distinct smelling foods (pickles, onion, peaches, apple juice, tuna, peanut butter, etc.) and place a little in each jar. Number each jar and ask your child to identify what each food is by making a list, numbering it, and writing their guess on the paper. After your child has identified each food, then ask them to verbally describe that food using all of their senses and a variety of descriptive words.

Extra Help Problems

(1)

Think of your favorite breakfast food. Write 3 sentences about it. Make sure you use sensory descriptions.

(2)

Think of your favorite lunch food. Write 3 sentences about it. Make sure you use sensory descriptions.

(3)

Think of your favorite dinner food. Write 3 sentences about it. Make sure you use sensory descriptions.

(4)

Think of your favorite snack. Write 3 sentences about it. Make sure you use sensory descriptions.

(5)

Think of your favorite dessert. Write 3 sentences about it. Make sure you use sensory descriptions.

(6)

Think of your favorite candy. Write 3 sentences about it. Make sure you use sensory descriptions.

(7)

Imagine something that smells sweet. Describe that object to a friend using as many sensory details as possible.

(8)

Try to paint a picture in someone else’s mind by providing strong sensory descriptions. Imagine a place you like to visit. Describe this place to a neighbor.

(9)

Imagine an activity you like to do. Describe this activity to an adult and share as much sensory detail and possible.

(10)

Find an object in your bedroom. Using sensory words describe that object to a member of your family and see if they can guess what object it is.

(11)

Find an object in the classroom. Using sensory words describe that object to a classmate and see if they can guess what object it is.

(12)

Think of an object at the grocery store. Using sensory words describe that object to an adult see if they can guess what object it is.

(13)

Imagine you go on a trip to the zoo. Describe what you see, hear, smell, taste, and touch.

(14)

Imagine you go on a trip to Disneyland. Describe what you see, hear, smell, taste, and touch.

(15)

Imagine you camping. Describe what you see, hear, smell, taste, and touch.

(16)

Imagine you go on a trip to the zoo. Describe what you see, hear, smell, taste, and touch.

(17)

Pretend you go to the beach. Describe what you see, hear, smell, taste, and touch.

(18)

Think of something that is in your family’s kitchen. Describe this object to an adult using as many sensory words as you can.

(19)

Draw a picture of your favorite place. Describe what you drew to a partner and see if they can draw the same picture based on your description. No peeking!

(20)

Draw a picture of your favorite food. Describe what you drew to a partner and see if they can draw the same picture based on your description. No peeking!

(21)

Draw a picture of your favorite activity. Describe what you drew to a partner and see if they can draw the same picture based on your description. No peeking!

(22)

Draw a picture of your favorite sport. Describe what you drew to a partner and see if they can draw the same picture based on your description. No peeking!

(23)

Imagine your favorite toy. Write 3 sentences to describe it. Make sure to you sensory descriptions.

(24)

Draw a picture of your favorite place on the playground. Describe what you drew to a partner and see if they can draw the same picture based on your description. No peeking!

(25)

Draw a picture of your favorite person who works at school. Describe what you drew to a partner and see if they can draw the same picture based on your description. No peeking!

 

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