BEST Words!

Contributor: Lisa Ott. Lesson ID: 10793

Do you want to be the BEST writer? You don't want your writing to be dull, so use the B.E.S.T. words to make pictures in your reader's mind. Read a good book of your choice and write your own story!



English / Language Arts
learning style
Auditory, Visual
personality style
Otter, Beaver
Grade Level
PreK/K, Primary (K-2)
Lesson Type
Quick Query

Lesson Plan - Get It!

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  • What does the above picture say to you?

In descriptive writing, you use words to create a picture, or image, for a topic.

You can tell what your topic looks like, sounds like, feels like, smells like, or tastes like, just by sharing the BEST words and details!

  • What did the picture above say to you?
  • Do you know how this object sounds, feels, smells, and tastes?

The word list below is an example of using the BEST words to describe the picture.

  • Do you agree, or would your words be different?

Ice Cream:

  • Looks like a ball.
  • Smells like sugar.
  • Tastes like candy.
  • Feels smooth.
  • Sounds inviting.

What are BEST words? They are the best words you can think of to describe something.

BEST words are:

  • Big - They help draw a big picture of something
  • Exciting - They can add action to the picture
  • Strong - They make powerful images
  • Telling - They tell something about the object

Once you choose the BEST words to describe the topic, you are ready to put your words into writing!

For example:

An ice cream cone looks like a ball of something yummy and is inviting! I love to eat ice cream because it tastes like candy and smells like sugar. Ice cream feels smooth in my mouth. Chocolate ice cream is my favorite!

The BEST words you choose are written into a message for others to read. The written message helps the reader make a picture in his or her mind!

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