Descriptive writing: Planning techniques

In this lesson, we will start with a quick quiz. We’ll then be looking at what the key characteristics of descriptive writing are and what we need to consider when planning for this style of response: organisation, vocabulary selection and technical accuracy. We will work our way through a range of planning techniques before reflecting on the design choices of our studied writers to help us build a successful plan. At the end of the session, there will be the opportunity to take a learning recap quiz.

Introductory Quiz

This quiz will help you to check any previous learning on this topic, and re-cap anything you may have forgotten. Once you have completed this, click ‘Close Quiz’ and then ‘Next’ below.


Click on the play button to start the video. If your teacher asks you to pause the video and look at the worksheet you should:

  • Click "Close Video"
  • Click "Next" to view the activity

Your video will re-appear on the next page, and will stay paused in the right place.

Final Quiz

This quiz is a great way for you to test your learning from this lesson.

If you would like to re-cap any of the lesson, or repeat any exercise, click ‘Back’ below.

Lesson Complete

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