Numerous words provide details for nouns. Have students brainstorm words they know that connect to the five senses. These are all words that describe nouns.
Sight - colors (red, yellow, purple, etc.), textures (soft, rough, wrinkled), shapes (round, square, triangular), designs (spots, stripes, check)
Hearing - musical, melodic, loud, soft, whistling, squeaky
Smell - sweet, pungent, stinky, fragrant, putrid
Taste - sweet, salty, bitter, bland, mild, sharp
Feel - soft, hard, rough, wet, dry, damp, coarse
Ask students, when they write details about a subject, to keep in mind their five senses, as this will aid them in writing their descriptions.