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My Five Senses
My Five Senses
Lesson Plan
My Five Senses
Learning the five senses helps children better explore the world around them. This fun-filled lesson helps students gain a better understanding of sight, hearing, touch, taste, and smell.
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Narrative Writing
Narrative Writing
Workbook
Narrative Writing
Prepare for a world of writing with this packet of exercises, tools and tips. Students learn a few ways to spice up writing, like sensory words, action verbs, supporting details, and point of view.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Workbook
Sensory Words Quiz
Sensory Words Quiz
Game
Sensory Words Quiz
Kids will figure out the definitions of these sensory words by using context clues to infer the meaning.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Game
First Grade Fall Review Packet - Week 4
First Grade Fall Review Packet - Week 4
Workbook
First Grade Fall Review Packet - Week 4
This final installment of our First Grade Fall Review Packet offers five more days of fun and diverse learning activities to prepare children for their first grade year.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Workbook
Sensory Language: Writing a Five Senses Poem
Sensory Language: Writing a Five Senses Poem
Lesson Plan
Sensory Language: Writing a Five Senses Poem
Combine the power of poetry and storytelling to teach your first graders about sensory language in this exciting lesson.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Can You Taste the Four Types of Tastes?
Can You Taste the Four Types of Tastes?
Lesson Plan
Can You Taste the Four Types of Tastes?
Use this lesson to teach your students about the various tastes by tasting yummy foods! Make them imagine how boring it would be if food didn't have a taste.
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Identify & Match Colors
Identify & Match Colors
Lesson Plan
Identify & Match Colors
Help your students with their color identification skills with this lesson that has them match the color to a written name.
Preschool
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Feel the Sensation: Touch
Feel the Sensation: Touch
Lesson Plan
Feel the Sensation: Touch
Your preschoolers' tactile abilities will be activated with this lesson as they explore their sense of touch.
Preschool
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Five Senses Mystery Bags
Five Senses Mystery Bags
Lesson Plan
Five Senses Mystery Bags
In this fun mystery bag lesson, students will practice using their five senses to describe objects to their peers. This can be used as a stand-alone lesson or as support for the Spring Senses Poem lesson plan.
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Name That Noise: Can You Hear?
Name That Noise: Can You Hear?
Lesson Plan
Name That Noise: Can You Hear?
Can you hear me? In this lesson, your students will learn about their sense of hearing. Show them how frustrating it is to not understand sounds by lip-reading a paragraph.
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Snap, Crackle, Pop Poetry!
Snap, Crackle, Pop Poetry!
Lesson Plan
Snap, Crackle, Pop Poetry!
Kids love being silly and they love making things their own. Your kindergarteners will adore the poems in this hilarious read aloud and love being able to write and perform their very own sensory language poetry!
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Human Dictionary
Human Dictionary
Lesson Plan
Human Dictionary
When reading, we all encounter unknown words at times. But how do we figure them out? In this lesson, students learn how to become a “human dictionary” by using a variety of strategies to figure out the meaning of unknown words.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Bee Poems
Bee Poems
Worksheet
Bee Poems
Use this fun bee themed worksheet to help your students write sensory list poems all about bees!
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Discover the Colors of Fall
Discover the Colors of Fall
Activity
Discover the Colors of Fall
This activity will inspire adults and kids alike to take time to explore the beauty in their community and discover the colors of fall while developing their descriptive and creative writing skills! 
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Activity
Buzzing Sensory Poems
Buzzing Sensory Poems
Lesson Plan
Buzzing Sensory Poems
In this fun bee-inspired lesson plan, students will be able to practice using sensory language when writing their very own poems. This can be used as a stand alone or support lesson for the lesson plan **Snap, Crackle, Pop Poetry**
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Making Sense of Sensory Words
Making Sense of Sensory Words
Lesson Plan
Making Sense of Sensory Words
With this super sensory lesson, students will make sense of a variety of sensory words. In addition to exploring sight, sound, touch, taste, and smell words, students will make connections to real-life experiences!
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Sensory Words
Sensory Words
Worksheet
Sensory Words
Introduce your third-grade writer to sensory words with this worksheet about sorting adjectives under the correct senses.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Think Like a Scientist: Observe, Sort, and Classify
Think Like a Scientist: Observe, Sort, and Classify
Lesson Plan
Think Like a Scientist: Observe, Sort, and Classify
Scientists observe and classify the world around them! In this lesson, your students will practice their processing skills by observing a group of objects and grouping the objects based on their attributes.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Mix and Match: What Color is That?
Mix and Match: What Color is That?
Lesson Plan
Mix and Match: What Color is That?
Mix and match your way to understanding colors! This lesson will give your students the opportunity to sort objects into color categories.
Preschool
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
What is That: Can You Touch?
What is That: Can You Touch?
Lesson Plan
What is That: Can You Touch?
Use this lesson to teach your students about their sense of touch. Have them close their eyes to touch various objects and guess the name of the object.
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Describing the World Using Sensory Language
Describing the World Using Sensory Language
Lesson Plan
Describing the World Using Sensory Language
What are the five senses and how do we use them everyday? Students get a chance to practice using sensory language as they think about the world around them. Can be used as a stand alone or support for the Writing a Five Senses Poem lesson.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Read the Word Clues
Read the Word Clues
Worksheet
Read the Word Clues
There are many ways to figure out the meanings of unknown words. Through this worksheet, students record unknown words and find out their meaning using a variety of strategies.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Five Senses Riddle
Five Senses Riddle
Worksheet
Five Senses Riddle
Use this fun worksheet to practice creating a five senses riddle to stump your friends!
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Words That Make Us Feel: A Lesson on Sensory Language
Words That Make Us Feel: A Lesson on Sensory Language
Lesson Plan
Words That Make Us Feel: A Lesson on Sensory Language
Use storytelling to teach your first graders about sensory language in this interactive lesson.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
A Colorful Halloween
A Colorful Halloween
Lesson Plan
A Colorful Halloween
Happy Halloween! Celebrate the spookiest day of the year with this fun-filled lesson on colors and the difference between real and pretend.
Preschool
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan

Sensory Words

Sensory words make writing come to life. Sensory words are adjectives taken up a notch. When describing a scene, think about the sights, sounds, smells, and feelings in it: Is it a sunny day or a bright day? Is the dog’s fur soft or silken? Is the music loud or thundering? Learn some common sensory words with our materials on them: worksheets, games, activities, and more.
One of the foundations of writing is the ability to describe in words things that are observed with our senses. Whether something is seen, heard, felt, tasted, or smelled, your students must be able to describe them clearly so the reader can understand what the text is attempting to tell them. There are a special set of adjectives for this purpose: sensory words.
If a picture is worth a thousand words, sensory words cover the pallete your students will use. These words are used by writers to give the reader a sense of things that cannot be simply conveyed with written words. These words can be broken up logically using our five senses:
  • Sight - These words describe how something looks. Sight sensory words are the simplest because we have many words that describe things visually. Some examples include bright, dark, and shiny.
  • Sound - These words describe something that is heard. Many of the sound sensory words are also onomatopoeias. These are words that whose phonetic pronunciation mimics the sound it is describing. Some examples include bang, boom, and clang.
  • Taste - These describe how something tastes. For example: sweet or sour.
  • Smell- These describe how something smells. For example: fruity or cheesy.
  • Feel - These words are used to, not only describe how something feels on our skin, but also how things can feel emotionally. Examples include cold, hot and soft.

Working with students on their use and understanding of sensory words using the resources provided above by Education.com may help with their reading comprehension and composition moving forward.