Which is correct? Backyard, back yard, or back-yard?
Don’t confuse narrative and descriptive writing. It happens all the time. I ask a student to write a description …
In this descriptive assignment, assume the role of a scientist. Select an ordinary object — something you might find around the house or in your neighborhood — and examine it as carefully as you can.
Here’s a popular descriptive writing assignment we give in one of our middle school courses. It works for kids of any age, however.
It’s not the big, obvious things that makes for good description; it’s the small, hard-to-notice things. If you are describing a busy train station, your reader will assume that there’s a train and crowds of people. But the hiss of steam from the engine or the bright blue feather in a woman’s hat are details that give the scene life and interest.