Reilly – ELL, Grades 5-8, Let’s Go for a Walk Descriptive Essay, April 22, 2010

Teacher: Brigetann Reilly (


Go for a walk around your neighborhood after receiving permission from an adult. (Make sure to practice proper social distancing.) Look around you. See, hear and smell everything you can. Try to remember as much as you can OR take a notebook with you and jot ideas down as you walk.
When you get home, sit down and write a detailed description of EVERYTHING that you saw, all that you smelled and each noise that you heard. Describe exactly what you see/smell/hear/etc, on your walk. Include objects, people, and anything else in your immediate environment.

Your description should be 3 to 5 paragraphs long. Check yourself for spelling and punctuation.


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