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Descriptive Writing Seventh Grade to Adult Writing Lessons and Prompts

Descriptive Writing Prompts with Fiction
     Porter's Letters to Griffin (Reading Level 3; Interest Level 5)

     My Movie Moment (Reading Level 3; Interest Level 5)

     Room 127: Jack Jumps (Story #3) (Grades 3-4)

     Room 127: Freddie Can Fly! (Story #2) (Grades 3-4; Interest Level: Grades 4-8)

     Letters from Griffin (Grades 3-4; Interest Level: Grades 5-8)

     Reaching for the Goal (Grades 3-5)

     The Big Prize (Grades 3-6)

     That's How Ron Rolls: a Skateboarding Story (Reading Level 4; Interest Level 5)

     Punk'd at the Prom (Reading Level 4; Interest Level 9)

     The Magic in Room 127: Isabella's Story (Grades 4-5)

     The Myth of the Man-eating Monster (Grades 4-5)

     Aliens: Fact or Fiction? (Grades 4-5; Interest Level: Grades 5-12)

     The Day the Seagulls Attacked (Grades 4-5; Interest Level: Grades 6-12)

     Gooaalllll! (Grades 4-6; Interest Level: Grades 2-9)

     Soccer History by Mail (Grades 4-6; Interest Level: Grades 3-9)

     A Mythic Order Adventure (Reading Level 5; Interest Level 7)

     Zephyr's Choice, Book 1 (Reading Level 5; Interest Level 9)

     Zephyr's Choice, Book 2: The Escape (Reading Level 5; Interest Level 9)

     Science Solves Video Games (Grades 5-7; Interest Level: Grades 4-7)


Descriptive Writing Prompts with Nonfiction
     Oil in the Gulf (Grades 3-4; Interest Level: Grades 2-9)

     Crazy Cars: Wild and Wacky Rides (Grades 3-4; Interest Level: Grades 4-8)

     Strange but True: Crazy Facts about Food (Grades 3-4; Interest Level: Grades 4-8)

     Can You Believe it? Wild and Wacky Truths from Around the World (Grades 3-4; Interest Level: Grades 5-7)

     Oops! More Wild and Wacky Sports Injuries (Grades 3-4; Interest Level: Grades 5-8)

     The French Quarter's Quarterback: Drew Brees (Grades 3-4; Interest Level: Grades 5-8)

     From the Ground Up (Grades 3-5)

     Alive or Not? (Grades 3-5)

     Helen Keller (Grades 3-5)

     Rocks and Minerals (Grades 3-5)

     All-Terrain Vehicles (Grades 3-5; Interest Level: Grades 5-7)

     Auto Racing (Grades 3-5; Interest Level: Grades 5-7)

     Prairie Habitat (Grades 3-5; Interest Level: Grades 5-7)

     Temperate Forest Habitat (Grades 3-5; Interest Level: Grades 5-7)

     Types of Auto Racing (Grades 3-5; Interest Level: Grades 5-7)

     Smoke Jumpers (Grades 3-5; Interest Level: Grades 5-8)

     History of Hip Hop (Grades 3-5; Interest Level: Grades 6-8)

     How Do You Make a Video Game? (Grades 3-5; Interest Level: Grades 6-8)

     How a Bicycle Works (Grades 3-5; Interest Level: Grades 6-8)

     The Ghost at Cave-in-Rock (Reading Level 4; Interest Level 6)

     Awesome Inventions (Grades 4-5)

     Meat Munching Plants (Grades 4-5)

     Meet Dave the Bug Eater (Grades 4-5)

     Cycling's Superstar: Lance Armstrong (Grades 4-5)

     Shaquille O'Neal (Grades 4-5)

     Shaun White: Action Sport Superstar (Grades 4-5)

     Wild and Wacky Color Facts (Grades 4-5; Interest Level: Grades 5-8)

     Home Sweet Home: Wild and Wacky Houses around the World (Grades 4-5; Interest Level: Grades 5-12)

     Underground Treasure: The New York Gold Vault (Grades 4-5; Interest Level: Grades 5-12)

     Stop the Car! Wild and Wacky Road Trip Sites (Grades 4-5; Interest Level: Grades 6-8)

     Worst Case Scenario Survival Guide: Snakebite (Grades 4-5; Interest Level: Grades 6-8)

     It's a Chocolate Thing (Grades 4-6; Interest Level: Grades 3-7)

     Animals and the Oil Spill (Grades 4-6)

     Monster Trucks (Grades 4-6)

     Your Amazing Blood (Grades 4-6)

     Machu Picchu: The City in the Clouds (Grades 4-6)

     Dog Mushing (Grades 4-6)

     The Iditarod: The Last Great Race on Earth (Grades 4-6)

     Roller Coasters (Grades 4-6)

     Hall of Records at Mount Rushmore (Grades 4-6; Interest Level: Grades 5-7)

     Crime Scene Investigation (Grades 4-6; Interest Level: Grades 5-13)

     Cameras (Grades 4-6; Interest Level: Grades 6-8)

     History of Country Music (Grades 4-6; Interest Level: Grades 6-8)

     How We Play Recorded Music (Grades 4-6; Interest Level: Grades 6-8)

     Many Faces of Rock Music (Grades 4-6; Interest Level: Grades 6-8)

     Motorcycles (Grades 4-6; Interest Level: Grades 6-8)

     Mysterious Cities (Grades 4-6; Interest Level: Grades 6-8)

     Origami (Grades 4-6; Interest Level: Grades 6-8)

     The History of Pop Music (Grades 4-6; Interest Level: Grades 6-8)

     Tropical Rainforests (Grades 4-6; Interest Level: Grades 6-8)

     Types of Video Games (Grades 4-6; Interest Level: Grades 6-8)

     Veterinarian (Grades 4-6; Interest Level: Grades 6-8)

     CSI: Blood Clues (Grades 4-6; Interest Level: Grades 6-12)

     Electricians (Grades 4-6; Interest Level: Grades 7-9)

     The ABCs of Geometry (Grades 4-7; Interest Level: Grades 3-6)

     The Legend Behind the Poem (Grades 4-7; Interest Level: Grades 3-6)

     Making Money: a Rewarding Experience (Reading Level 5; Interest Level 9)

     Animals That Use Mimicry (Grades 5-6; Interest Level: Grades 3-8)

     Classifying Invertebrate Animals (Grades 5-6; Interest Level: Grades 3-8)

     Rainbows (Grades 5-6; Interest Level: Grades 3-8)

     Famous Pyramids (Grades 5-6; Interest Level: Grades 4-8)

     Mitosis: Cell Division (Grades 5-6; Interest Level: Grades 4-8)

     Reading a Weather Map (Grades 5-6; Interest Level: Grades 4-8)

     Derek Jeter (Grades 5-6)

     Extinct Birds (Grades 5-6)

     CSI: Fingerprints (Grades 5-6)

     President Barack Obama (Grades 5-6; Interest Level: Grades 6-12)

     Who "Dat?" That's Drew Brees! (Grades 5-6; Interest Level: Grades 9-12)

     Extreme Destinations (Grades 5-7; Interest Level: Grades 4-8)

     Extreme Sports: Going to Extremes (Grades 5-7; Interest Level: Grades 4-12)

     Fossils From Bone Cabin Quarry, 1898 (Grades 5-7; Interest Level: Grades 4-12)

     All About Snow (Grades 5-7)

     The Water Cycle (Grades 5-7)

     CSI: Careers in Forensics (Grades 5-7)

     CSI: DNA Evidence (Grades 5-7)

     Snowmobiles (Grades 5-7; Interest Level: Grades 6-8)

     The History of Computers (Grades 5-7; Interest Level: Grades 6-9)

     Amazing Mazes (Grades 5-8)

     Bringing in the New Year (Grades 5-8)

     Chichén Itzá (Grades 5-8)

     Endangered Animals (Grades 5-8)

     Gargoyles (Grades 5-8)

     Gypsies (Grades 5-8)

     Mardi Gras in New Orleans (Grades 5-8)

     Pirates: Fact or Fiction? (Grades 5-8)

     Pizza (Grades 5-8)

     Plants on the Arctic Tundra (Grades 5-8)

     The Northern Lights (Grades 5-8)

     Totem Poles (Grades 5-8)

     Let's Eat: Unusual Foods! (Grades 5-8)

     Let's Go Riding: Snowmobile Fun! (Grades 5-8)

     Haiti Then and Now (Grades 6-7; Interest Level: Grades 4-12)

     The Life of a Fashion Photographer (Grades 6-7; Interest Level: Grades 7-12)

     Sedimentary Rocks: Clastic and Non-clastic (Grades 6-8; Interest Level: Grades 4-8)

     From Teenager to Teen Idol: Taylor Swift (Grades 6-8; Interest Level: Grades 4-12)

     Amazing Albatrosses (Grades 6-8)

     Amazing American Caves (Grades 6-8)

     Annie Oakley (Grades 6-8)

     Antarctica Explorers: Shackleton and Byrd (Grades 6-8)

     Castles: Magnificent Palaces (Grades 6-8)

     Chewing Gum (Grades 6-8)

     Deserts Around the World (Grades 6-8)

     Flying in Alaska: Bush Planes (Grades 6-8)

     Glaciers in Alaska (Grades 6-8)

     Halloween (Grades 6-8)

     Harry Houdini (Grades 6-8)

     Iguanas (Grades 6-8)

     Mount Vesuvius and Pompeii (Grades 6-8)

     The Great Lakes (Grades 6-8)

     The National Toy Hall of Fame (Grades 6-8)

     The History of the Circus (Grades 6-8)

     Crop Circles (Grades 6-8)

     Famous Cemeteries in the U.S. (Grades 6-8)

     Shaping the Super Bowl (Grades 7-9; Interest Level: Grades 4-12)


Descriptive Writing Books
     A Day to Remember (Grades 3-4)

     Are You Ready to Run? (Grades 3-4)

     A Weekend in the Smokies (Grades 3-4; Interest Level: Grades 5-8)

     Leap Year (Grades 3-5)

     Ogres (Grades 3-5; Interest Level: Grades 5-7)

     You and Your Favorite Color (Grades 4-5; Interest Level: Grades 6-8)

     Rocky Mountain National Park Adventure (Grades 4-6; Interest Level: Grades 3-9)

     Centaurs (Grades 4-6; Interest Level: Grades 5-7)

     Unicorns (Grades 4-6; Interest Level: Grades 5-7)

     Werewolves (Grades 4-6; Interest Level: Grades 6-8)

     Thank You, Dr. Martin Luther King! (Grades 5-6)

     Vampires (Grades 5-6; Interest Level: Grades 6-8)


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