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Descriptive Writing What is a descriptive writing?
Descriptive Writing A description is a picture in words that helps the reader see, hear, taste, smell, or feel something that the writer has experienced.
Descriptive Writing What sense is being used in the following sentences? The door to her house was battered. There were dents and dings and the red paint was peeling to reveal the blackness underneath.
Descriptive Writing What sense is being used in the following sentences? As I entered the house the floor boards creaked. From another room I heard the crash of glass shattering on the floor.
Descriptive Writing What sense is being used in the following sentences? I jumped and bit my lip. The taste of rusty pennies filled my mouth, making me want to spit or gag.
Descriptive Writing What sense is being used in the following sentence? As we pulled into the driveway, I could tell the hamburgers and hot dogs were on the grill.
Descriptive Writing What sense is being used in the following sentence? The room was like a furnace, causing beads of sweat to trickle down my back.
Descriptive Writing When we write a description, we must remember to: Ø Begin with a hook that tells what the description is about.
Descriptive Writing Ø Use exact, vivid words to create a picture in the reader’s mind. Ø Include important details about what you are describing.
Descriptive Writing Ø Put details in time order, spatial order, or in order of importance. Ø Use sensory words that help your reader picture what you are describing.
Descriptive Writing Ø End in a way that wraps up the description.
Descriptive Writing The Best Possible Vacation The first time I went to St. Augustine, Florida, I knew that this was just the kind of vacation I would always love.
Descriptive Writing As I sat on the beach, I felt the gentle breeze coming from the water. The warm sun was illuminating the water making it sparkle. Music radiated from car stereos while the smells of grilling and suntan lotion filled me with joy.
Build It! You are an architect or a sculptor. First, build something. An architect will often build a model of the structure he has been commissioned to design. You can use anything: shoes, your mom’s collection of plastic containers, Legos, etc. This is not to be a permanent structure, so no glue, nails, or tape. Once you have completed your structure of sculpture, take a photograph of it.
Write About It Once you have completed your structure or sculpture, take a photograph of it. Be sure to deconstruct the build and return all building materials where they belong! Create a Google Doc and insert the photo of your creation. Next, write a well-constructed descriptive paragraph about what you have made.
Remember… Your paragraph needs a topic sentence, several descriptive sentences and a conclusion. Try to vary sentence structure, the beginnings of sentences… Share your Google Doc with me by Friday if possible.