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Sensory Details in Writing & Lit

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Sensory Detail in Writing & Literature
--A Journey to Improve Our Writing & Reading Skills--

8/27/13
Prompt
: Take 1 minute to write 1 sentence using every-other line of the paper to
describe your walk to class today
.

Sensory Detail











Sensory Detail: Words that relate to one or more of the
five senses.

Five Senses: taste, touch, sight, hearing & smell


Why does this make writing better?
Sensory Detail in Literature
Try to get a picture of what's being said in your head
Journal #1, continued
Go back to your journal and add
at least five sensory details.
Outdoor Writing!

-Write 1-2 paragraphs describing your surrounds so that someone who is
not
with you can understand what you were experiencing.

-Use sensory details: at least 1 example relating to each of the 5 senses
8/27/13
Prompt
: Take 1 minute to write 1 sentence using every-other line of the paper to
describe your walk to class today.
Journal #1
-Share what you've written.

-What do you notice about it?
Share & Discuss
Sensory Detail
Sensory Detail: Words that relate to one or more of
the five senses.
Journal #1
Example:


I saw a truck.

I saw a
big, loud, red
truck
spewing black exhaust
.
Taste, touch, sight, hearing & smell
SENSORY DETAILS
-Share what you've written.

-What do you notice about it?

-How is it different than
your original journal?
Share & Discuss
You will be able to improve your writing by adding sensory detail and use this to help you improve your reading skills through visualization.
OBJECTIVE:
Sensory Detail in Song
Somewhere Over the Rainbow/What a Wonderful World
Brainstorm
In groups, brainstorm 10 sensory words relating to the sense you are assigned
Why is it important to write with sensory imagery and why does it make it easier to
read
something?
Visualization: A reading Strategy
"The barn was very large. It was very old. It smelled of hay......It smelled of the perspiration of tired horses and the wonderful sweet breath of patient cows......It smelled of grain and of harness dressing and of axle grease and of rubber boots and of new rope. It was full of all sorts of things that you find in barns: ladders, grindstones, pitchforks, monkey wrenches, scythes, lawn mowers, snow shovels, ax handles, milk pails, water buckets, empty grain sacks, and rusty rat traps. It was the kind of barn that swallows like to build their nests in. It was the kind of barn that children like to play in."
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