Can you name one of the five senses?
Sensory detail helps readers imagine what something looks, sounds, or feels like. Using sensory detail can make writing more vivid and exciting. Including sensory detail can help readers understand what a character is feeling.
Understanding Sensory Detail
Sensory Detail: Specific words used to describe how something looks, sounds, smells, tastes, or feels. Vivid Writing: Writing that is colorful and detailed. Character Emotion: The feelings that a character in a book or story has.
What sensory detail best describes a summer day?
- The smell of freshly cut grass
- The sound of birds chirping
- The sight of a clear blue sky
- The feel of the sun on your skin
- The taste of an ice-cold lemonade
Albert Einstein's theory of relativity was inspired by a daydream of riding a sunbeam. A single teaspoon of neutron star matter weighs about 10 million tons! The entire internet is made up of less than 1 yottabyte of data!
Draw / write: What are some examples of sensory detail in writing?
What are some exciting words to add sensory detail into your writing?
Draw / write: What are the effects of adding sensory details in a passage?
How can you use sensory detail to make a passage more interesting?
What are some ways you can describe something using sensory detail in your own writing?