Can you name one of your 5 senses?
Sensory details are words and phrases that help a reader use their five senses to imagine what is happening in a story. These words and phrases help create a vivid image in a reader's mind. Sensory details can include sight, sound, smell, touch, and taste.
sight: The sense of seeing, using the eyes to take in visual information. sound: The sense of hearing, using the ears to take in auditory information. smell: The sense of smelling, using the nose to take in olfactory information. touch: helps the reader feel, texture, size, and temperature. taste: helps the reader taste flavor, and temperature.
What sensory details can you use to describe a hot summer day?
- The smell of chlorine from the pool
- The feel of sun-warmed grass under your feet
- The sound of ice cubes clinking in a glass of lemonade
- The taste of a cold popsicle
- The sight of bright blue sky
Draw/write: What are some sensory details you can think of that you might use to describe something?
Draw / write: What do sensory details add to a description of something?
How can you use sensory details to make a description more vivid?
How are sensory details different from other types of details?