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Descriptive Writing

Creating a piece of descriptive writing as a class
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Jonathan Egan

on 21 October 2012

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Transcript of Descriptive Writing

Starter: Peer Assessment Progress Criteria Group Work Once you have your paragraph details, read it and discuss as a group what is going to happen in your paragraph. Imagine you are standing where the camera is in this scene. Write a descriptive paragraph about it. Swap your work with the person beside you. Give them a mark out of 10 based on the criteria below

- 1 point for each of the senses they used.
- 1 point for each of the following they used:
- Metaphor
- Simile
- Personification
- Adjective (Describes a noun eg. The tranquil water).
- Adverb (Describes a verb eg. Swam gracefully). Going Strong: Create a descriptive paragraph using adverbs, adjectives, metaphors and similes that appeals to the five senses.

Accelerating: Be able to create a descriptive paragraph using adverbs, adjectives, metaphors and similes.

Revving Up: Be able to create a descriptive paragraph using adverbs and adjectives. You will be put into groups of three or four.
Once in your groups you will be given a piece of paper.

The piece of paper will contain the following:

- the opening sentence for your paragraph,
- the closing sentence for your paragraph
- a description of what you need to include in your paragraph. Planning Your Paragraph Descriptive Writing One person in the group should write down any ideas discussed and then together decide what to keep and what to get rid of. The basic outline of your paragraph should be finalised at this point. Making your paragraph descriptive Working together or individually, if you prefer, come up with

metaphors,
similes,
personification,
adjectives
and adverbs

that could be used in your paragraph. Try to consider each of the five senses. Remember: This is a trial and error process so don't worry if you come up with something that doesn't work because you don't have to use it. Be experimental. Piecing it Together Now working together, create your 1st draft of your paragraph using the basic plan and some of the descriptions created by the group. Try to vary sentence lengths and don't forget to use punctuation for effect throughout the paragraph. Final Draft When you are happy with your paragraph write it out neatly on the piece of paper you have been given. Finished Product Stick your paragraph onto the sugar paper when you are finished. Imagine you are standing where the camera is in this scene. Write a descriptive paragraph about it.

You should include: Metaphors
Similes
Personification
Adjectives
Adverbs

Don't forget to consider each of the five senses Swap your work with the person beside you. Give them a mark out of 10 based on the criteria below.

- 1 point for each of the senses they used.
- 1 point for each of the following they used:

- Metaphor
- Simile
- Personification
- Adjective
- Adverb Peer Assessment Plenary
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