It’s important to encourage the use of descriptive words in students’ writing, even at the early elementary level.
Rather than beat around the bush telling students about “describing words”, I introduce the word adjective, define it and give a bunch of examples.
The light bulbs go on and I’ve added another vocabulary word to their growing list.
To introduce the term, and help remind students to included adjectives in their writing, I designed this wise owl anchor chart. I hope you can use it.