Although it may be only in school that you are asked to write a specifically descriptive essay, description is an important element in many kinds of writing. Description embedded in an argument paper, for example, may be intended to make a position more persuasive. However, in this TIP Sheet we will discuss the descriptive essay as it is commonly assigned by instructors as an exercise in organizing sensory information and choosing vivid details.
Nouns Our Camping Trip A family decides to take an overnight camping trip. Told in first-person point of view, the story's narrator describes all the interesting things his family sees and does while on the trip. What a big day for the ant nest.
The ants have many jobs to do before the queen ant wakes up from her nap. Everyone will have to work together to be ready for the party. Will the queen ant be surprised?
Story Projectable Troll Bridge In this silly story, a billy goat meets a troll on a bridge. Verbs Frog Is Hungry A boy takes his pet frog outside. Frog decides he is hungry.
He tries several things before he finds the right kind of frog food. As they play, they decide that they need some rules in order to make the game fun.
What rules will they make? Story Projectable Jobs For James James wants to buy a new cage for his hamster, but he doesn't have enough money. With a little math and a lot of hard work, he can earn the money he needs to buy a cage for his pet. He decides to meet the other animals. He soon realizes that he is different from most of the animals in the forest.
Will he find any animals that are like him? Story Projectable Welcome Back, Butterflies The narrator in this story loves butterflies, especially the orange and black ones.
She watches them fly away in the fall and come back in the spring. She wants the butterflies to come to her house. How will she get them to come?Resource Description: This detailed lesson plan provides teachers with an introductory lesson to the unit on developing descriptive writing skills.
it takes into account the fact that different learners learn differently, thus incorporating Howard Gardner's theory of Multiple Intelligences. It also includes the resources that one could use the classroom, at the same time allowing teachers the.
Descriptive Writing with Organizer and Sections of Essay - 3. It happens all the time - mother making lunch. That is the impetus of this paragraph writing exercise where students need to come up with adjectives and use them in writing a topic sentence, details, and an ending.
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Descriptive writing is like a download from your imagination into someone else's.
To describe an experience or a scene in writing requires you to imagine that you are there, so that you can tell someone else all about it in enough detail to make your READER feel as though he or she is there, too.
Grab-and-Go Writing Activity: Writing More Descriptive, Specific Sentences Maria A.N. Judnick Department of English and Comparative Literature. This activity works well for practicing descriptive adjectives, synonyms, dictionary skills, and thesaurus skills.
Students must match descriptive adjectives with their synonyms. When they find the matches, students write the synonyms and cross them off with specific colors in the word bank.