Which is correct? Backyard, back yard, or back-yard?
Description is different from narration, but that doesn’t mean it can’t include action.
Learning to write vivid description is important for any writer. In real-world writing, description is an important part of story-telling, exposition, and even persuasive writing. It’s not common to read anything that seeks only to describe, but we find it is helpful to have students work exclusively on their describing skills because it is such a vital part of writing in general.