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Copy of Copy of Descriptive Writing

A 3 Day Lesson with a Student Teacher
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Sophie Foster

on 26 February 2014

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Transcript of Copy of Copy of Descriptive Writing

OBJECTIVES:
ALL: Able to understand what descriptive writing is.

MOST: Be able to describe the purpose of descriptive writing.

SOME: Able to describe some of the techniques used in descriptive writing.
Descriptive writing is a style of writing, which focuses on describing a character, an event, or place in great detail.
It is a picture in words that helps the readers see, hear, taste, smell, or feel something that the writer has experienced.
What is descriptive writing?
HOW?
Figurative language such as:
Similes
Metaphors
Sensory language
Personification
Descriptive writing can take any sentence and make it captivating...
Compares two things using the words
like
or
as.
Similes
The clouds are like ice cream castles in the sky.
Metaphors
A comparison of two things NOT using
like
or
as.
The clouds are ice cream castles in the sky.
Language that appeals to the reader's senses.
Sensory Language
Sight
Hearing
Taste
Touch
Smell
Personification
From the moment I woke up, I never sat down because I was trying to complete the long list of chores my mother left for me.
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Who wants to read something boring?



By writing more descriptively, it will improve your writing by making it more interesting and engaging to read.
We have so many words...

LET'S USE THEM!
Giving non-living objects human qualities.
Example:



The trees danced in the wind.
Activity
On the sheet 'Descriptive Writing Activity', complete as much as you can in 2 minutes (use your descriptive writing toolkit to help)
Then swap with a partner for peer assessment.

Questions?
Which type of writing style does this image make you think of?
DISCUSS
Descriptive Writing
For example: The girl laughed.

How could we make this sentence more interesting for the reader?


Descriptive Writing makes characters come alive and creates vivid images in the readers mind.
'
She was a gigantic holy terror, a fierce tyrannical monster who frightened the life out of pupils and teachers alike. She was above all a most formidable female. She had once been a famous athlete, and even now the muscles were still clearly in evidence. Looking at her, you got the feeling that this was someone who would bend iron bars and tear telephone directories in half.'
Roald Dahl is my all time favorite Author for characterisation...
WHY?
Also
Powerful adjectives and adverbs
Show not tell
Punctuation
Miss Trunchbull - Matilda
Instead:
When she laughed, a wild array of exotic birds burst from within her.
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