Descriptive Writing Intro 1

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Descriptive Writing Intro 1

  1. 1. DESCRIPTIVE WRITING<br />SECONDARY ONE<br />
  2. 2. THE PARAGRAPH<br />THE TOPIC SENTENCE is the controlling <br />Idea of the paragraph. It must be strong and<br />It must grab the reader’s attention.<br />
  3. 3. DEVELOPING SENTENCES<br />There should be six to ten developing sentences in a paragraph. These sentences must tie into the topic sentence. <br />Be sure to use vivid verbs and adjectives. Specific nouns are very effective.<br />All the developing sentences should flow into one another and they must all stay connected to the topic sentence.<br />
  4. 4. THE CONCLUDING SENTENCE<br />The concluding sentence should provide a strong ending.<br />It balances the paragraph by tying right back to the idea brought out in the topic sentence.<br />
  5. 5. VIVID VERBS<br /> Breathe life into your writing! When you use precise verbs and new verbs, your writing takes on new life. <br />Never again this year may you use such boring language as “she said” or “he asked”.<br />These can be replaced by such verbs as:<br />Announce Beg Blurt Chant Gasp Rant<br />Scream Shriek Whine Argue Bark Snap <br />
  6. 6. Vivid Verbs – cont’d.<br />The new verbs were much better. However, there are many more. Add ten more verbs that you can add to your list.<br />Good!<br />Now, let’s find new ways to say “He moved”<br />Or, “She went”. Find twenty more!<br />
  7. 7. Real Life<br />Give an example or real life anecdote<br />Sympathize with the audience’s situation if appropriate<br />
  8. 8. What This Means<br />Add a strong statement that summarizes how you feel or think about this topic<br />Summarize key points you want your audience to remember<br />
  9. 9. Next Steps <br />Summarize any actions required of your audience<br />Summarize any follow up action items required of you<br />

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