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Sensory Description

Writing to describe

lucy lawrence

on 24 May 2011

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Transcript of Sensory Description

Writing to Describe LO: I will be able to develop some of the key linguistic and literary techniques used by writers when writing to describe. Why do we write to describe? To help a reader feel a part of
the scene being described.

We can use techniques including adjectives, similes, metaphors, interesting vocabulary and... sensory description Sensory descriptions can make the reader feel as though they are experiencing what is happening on the page Hear: The sweet wrapper crinkled and crackled like music to my ears. Smell: The scent of the orange Starburst turned the classroom into an exotic garden. Feel: The sticky chocolate oozed over my hot hands. Taste: It tasted sweeter than 1,000 strawberries with cream. See: The golden wrapper glistened like an irresistible jewel. Imagine what you want the reader to: First: Look at your sweet in its wrapper. How could you describe this using sensory description?

Second: Open it, what noise does the wrapper make? What does it feel like?

Third: Eat it. What does it taste and feel like on your tongue? This use of the senses allows the reader to enter the scene more effectively by involving them directly and by evoking a more emotional response. TASK: See if you can create imagery in the mind of your reader by writing a paragraph describing your sweet using all the five senses. Try to include adjectives, simile and metaphor if you can. EXTENSION: Try to write a paragraph about your journey to school in the same way. Think about sights, sounds, smells and touch. What can you taste, if anything on your way to school? AF1: write imaginative, interesting and thoughtful texts
AF7: use effective and emotive vocabulary
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