These can be colour coded for greater understanding. Write the five senses on the board. How do these details make you feel? Instead of overusing the same words, challenge yourself to come up with creative ways to appeal to your readers' senses. The freezer was as cold as the Arctic. Encourage students to share as many adjectives as they can think of. If yes, then build on it, if not explain to them and introduce 3 types of imagery-visual, auditory and olfactory.
Under each, produce a list of relevant adjectives. I buried my head into my mothers lap and I could feel her smooth hands brushing through my long, red hair. Word choice Using interesting words can help to stop writing becoming dull and flat. Plus, stories that come from are usually fast-paced and action-based, which makes them great for this exercise. Despite your complete lack of punctuation, massive Nardvark fan, that's actually a good question. I screamed till my lungs hurt. The words will be written on the board to form clusters.
The room felt opened spaced felt like there was no furniture in there. Descriptive writing can be applied to just about any topic. I held the handle tight in my hand, but then let go. Since the classroom has no taste hopefully , for the taste column you can ask students to describe what they ate that morning. The wind was intense and the sun shined a bit but with a fluffy cloud covering the side. Could you smell anything else in the cafe, like breakfast cooking? Fill your words with color.
She knew I was scared. As a cherished gift from my good friend Tran, this colorful figure greets me with a smile every time I enter my room. They must describe the setting, order of events, and the people who were with them. The sentences should be rather basic and lacking description. The writing is more focused to start with.
The car was red and fast. Or think of it as a page out of a novel that just seems to be one big, long paragraph about the main character's grandmother's moles. Next, use the writing exercise to expand the answers into a well formed descriptive paragraph. Look again at the two descriptions above. These activities will really get your students thinking about writing and writing descriptively. In fact, when you're reading a novel, you're probably tempted to skip over those pages.
In a descriptive grammar there is no right or wrong language. In the text box, type out a list of everything you can hear, smell, see, touch and taste in the room around you. Students should share their descriptions with the class. By introducing them to the wonders of descriptive writing! Challenge yourself to get as detailed as possible, and keep a dictionary on hand to add in any new words you might be looking for. They share what they wrote. He emphasizes its condition by the number of different descriptions of the wear on the guitar, such as noting its slight warp; distinguishing between scuffs and scratches; describing the effect that fingers have had on the instrument by wearing down its neck, tarnishing frets, and leaving prints on the body; listing both its chips and gouges and even noting their effects on the color of the instrument. In a restaurant all your senses are turned on and sight may be overwhelmed by smells and sounds.
Student work to be displayed on board. In English, gerunds end in -ing. I am forty years old, rather tall and I have blue eyes and short black hair. What does it feel like to sit in the classroom? Start by helping students understand the difference between , and move on to. Student volunteers to come up and highlight the 3 types of imagery as they spot them in the passage. I felt the adrenaline rush through me.
Dirty alley, muddy alley, grimy alley, filthy alley, dark alley… sure… befouled alley, feculent alley, unhygienic alley… just no. Observe how the writer moves clearly from a description of the head of the clown to the body to the unicycle underneath. Reading for Imagery and Descriptive Writing Another great way to introduce the idea of descriptive writing to your students is to have them read some examples. Look at an object in your work space. The rest of the class must try to guess the object their classmate describes.