3rd Grade - Creating Descriptive Presentations

Creating descriptive presentations
Make descriptive presentations that use concrete sensory details to set forth and support unified impressions of people, places, things, or experiences.
Student is able to describe people, places, things, and experiences with enough detail for a reader to picture what is being described. Student uses adjectives and adverbs to enhance descriptions. Student is able to use the senses that apply to help them describe.

Sample Problems


What should I include in a good descriptive presentation?


Did I include enough details in my description presentation?


Did I use the senses I experienced with the topic to help me describe it? (see, hear, taste, feel, and touch)


How can adjectives and adverbs help me with my description?


Can the reader picture what I am describing?

Learning Tips


Students describe orally all the time. Whether they tell you about their day or about their favorite television show. So encourage them to talk with you about their day, and they will get lots of practice with oral descriptions.


Sometimes students who have good oral abilities do not add enough detail in their in a formal presentation because they are may feel boxed with all the requirements of a formal presentation. If this is the case with your child, have them go over the presentation with you as if you were just having an informal conversation. Then point out to them some details that may have been left out.


If your child is work on a descriptive piece at home and you are not sure how much description they need to have, talk with their teacher to get a better idea on how to guide your child. Many times teachers will have rubrics, criteria charts, and examples that help guide the students with what is expected of them.


Make a visual with your child so that they can have words before they start their presentation to help them describe. Make a bubble map and write the topic in the middle. On the outside have your child come up with as many describing words as they can to go with the topic.


Have your child come up with sensory details before they start their presentation. Have them write at the top of the page the topic they are trying to describe. Directly beneath write: sounds like, feels like, looks like, tastes like, smells like and have them fill in these sensory details.

Extra Help Problems


Describe your favorite book character to someone in your house.


Describe your favorite television character to someone in your house.


Describe your favorite thing to do to someone in your house.


Describe your classroom to someone in your house.


Describe your best friend to someone in your house.


Circle the describing words in problems 6-10.

A) ugly B) book C) tag


A) table B) black C) shoe


A) giant B) chair C) purse


A) computer B) jump C) curly


A) nail B) paint C) pretty


Write a describing word in the blank for problems 11-20.

The ______________ baby loved to play.


The ______________ book was heavy.


My _______________ sister always gets straight A’s.


I love my ______________ bike.


He always wears a __________________ shirt.


My _________________ eyes match my shirt.


The ________________ dog ate a lot.


Please do not sit on the __________________ chair.


The child’s ____________________ jacket kept him warm.


Do not pick the ____________________ flowers.


Circle the describing words in problems 21-25.

My purple sweater is my favorite!


The happy boy smiled all day.


Do not put your dirty shoes on the yellow couch.


Your cute baby brother is funny.


The busy teacher grades our homework every day.


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