A descriptive essay gives the reader a mental image of a person, object, place or event using vivid sensory details.
Much more than other types of essays, descriptive essays should provide a deeply involved and vivid experience for the reader.
The way I encourage my students to write a five-paragraph descriptive essay is to choose three things to describe.
For example, say that you are asked to write an essay describing the perfect bedroom. You might choose to describe the furniture, wall hangings, and flooring.
Good descriptive essay achieves this affect by using detailed observations and descriptions.
Before you begin writing the descriptive essay, you need to have a clear idea why you are writing it. Remember that your goal is to make the reader experience almost as clear as your past experiences.
Depending on the type of descriptive approach, your essay can be organized spatially, chronologically or by importance.
Therefore, your can choose one of the following three patterns: "Spatial Order", "Chronological Order" and "Climactic Order".
You might write one using the sense of touch, one using the sense of sound, and one using the sense of sight.
Personally, I would recommend this approach for kids who struggle with writing.