Senses at the Circus—Identify Words and Phrases Worksheet

This learning resource is available in interactive and printable formats. The interactive worksshet can be played online and assigned to students. The Printable PDF version can be downloaded and printed for completion by hand.
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About the Worksheet

This interactive and printable worksheet, titled "Senses at the Circus" is a reading comprehension exercise designed to help students identify and understand the use of sensory details in descriptive writing. The worksheet prompts students to read a short passage about a visit to the circus and highlight sentences that appeal to the five senses: sight, smell, touch, taste, and hearing.

This interactive and printable learning resource can be utilized in various educational settings, catering to diverse learning styles and preferences. Teachers can assign the interactive version online, allowing students to engage with the material digitally, while the printable PDF format offers a traditional paper-based approach.

What will your child learn through this worksheet?

Through this worksheet, students will learn to:

  • Recognize and identify sensory details in descriptive writing
  • Understand how authors use sensory language to create vivid imagery and immerse readers in the narrative
  • Develop reading comprehension skills by closely analyzing text
  • Enhance their ability to visualize and engage with the described scenes and experiences

Learning Outcomes

The learning outcomes for this worksheet are specific, measurable, attainable, relevant, and timely (SMART):


  • Students will be able to identify and highlight sentences containing sensory details related to sight, smell, touch, taste, and hearing in the given passage.
  • Students will demonstrate an understanding of how sensory language contributes to descriptive writing.


  • Students will practice the physical motor skills of highlighting relevant text and engaging with written material.


  • Students will develop an appreciation for the use of sensory details in creating vivid and immersive narratives.
  • Students will cultivate a positive attitude towards close reading and analysis of text.


  • Students may have the opportunity to discuss their observations and interpretations with classmates, fostering collaboration and communication skills.


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Publisher: Workybooks
Written by:Jacqueline Juliano
Illustrated by: Sean Hnedak

Common core standards covered

Identify words and phrases in stories or poems that suggest feelings or appeal to the senses.

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