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WARM-UP  SEPTEMBER 9, 2011 <ul><li>Respond to the following question in your composition notebook: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>W...
POPCORN  NARRATIVE
WHAT IS DESCRIPTIVE WRITING? <ul><li>The primary purpose of descriptive writing is to describe a  person, place or thing i...
WHAT IS DESCRIPTIVE WRITING? <ul><li>Descriptive writing uses the following: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Sensory Details:  detai...
FIRST, DESCRIBE YOUR POPCORN <ul><li>Step 1:  As you hear, smell, see, touch and taste your popcorn, answer all the questi...
SENSORY DETAILS <ul><li>Step 3:  Read your draft.  Have you used vivid descriptions? Does your writing include ALL five se...
SENSORY DETAILS <ul><li>Step 5:  Evaluate your sensory details.  Ask yourself the following: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Did I c...
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  1. 1. WARM-UP SEPTEMBER 9, 2011 <ul><li>Respond to the following question in your composition notebook: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>What makes a story come alive? </li></ul></ul>
  2. 2. POPCORN NARRATIVE
  3. 3. WHAT IS DESCRIPTIVE WRITING? <ul><li>The primary purpose of descriptive writing is to describe a  person, place or thing in such away that a picture is formed in the reader's mind.  It does not tell the reader that the flower is beautiful, it shows them the flower is beautiful.  The reader feels like he/she is a part of the writer's experience of the subject. </li></ul><ul><li>Descriptive writing is used in all types of writing (Expository, Narrative, and Persuasive) to create a vivid and lasting impression of the person, place or thing. </li></ul>
  4. 4. WHAT IS DESCRIPTIVE WRITING? <ul><li>Descriptive writing uses the following: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Sensory Details: details that appeal to one or more of the five senses – sight, hearing, smell, taste, and touch </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Elaboration: the process of adding further detail to plain declarative statements </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. FIRST, DESCRIBE YOUR POPCORN <ul><li>Step 1: As you hear, smell, see, touch and taste your popcorn, answer all the questions on the your popcorn brainstorm worksheet. </li></ul><ul><li>Step 2: Write your first draft . Write a paragraph in which you try to convey specific impressions of the popcorn. </li></ul>
  6. 6. SENSORY DETAILS <ul><li>Step 3: Read your draft. Have you used vivid descriptions? Does your writing include ALL five senses? </li></ul><ul><li>Step 4: Make a graphic organizer and show the details you have included in your writing. </li></ul>SENSE DETAILS Sight Hearing Touch Taste Smell
  7. 7. SENSORY DETAILS <ul><li>Step 5: Evaluate your sensory details. Ask yourself the following: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Did I choose appropriate sensory details? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Did I include a variety of different kinds of details? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>How effective are the details I have chosen in making my writing come alive? </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Step 6: Write a second draft. Elaborate your writing with more vivid sensory details. Remember that more specific details make more powerful writing. </li></ul>
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