Mystery Bag Oral Description Framework

Description Framework – Mystery Bag Activity

Mystery Bag – Description Framework


  • Letter to parents
  • Description Framework page


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How to use this teaching resource

  • I love this idea – it is great for oral language, communication skills and the description language process.
  • Children are rostered on to take home the Mystery Bag.
  • The bag is taken home with a note to the parents explaining that children need to bring in a mystery object chosen from home for the next day.
  • Children are also to come up with some clues about their object with the help of their parents.
  • A framework for organising descriptions (see below) could also be sent home to be utilized formally by actually writing clues down, or for younger children, as a guide for discussing the clues.
  • Back at school, draw up a large version of this framework on the board, or chart and fill it in as the whole class sorts through the clues provided by the ‘mystery bag’ holder.
  • This framework is also great for guiding questions about the object from the class.

Comments & Reviews

  • Is it possible to edit the framework?

    Comment by Helen on April 21, 2016 at 2:35 am

    • Hi Helen, I am afraid not at this time – sorry Helen and Thanks 🙂

      Comment by Donna Cox on April 22, 2016 at 1:45 am

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