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Phyllis ernde powerpointdescriptive

  1. 1. Descriptive Writing What is a descriptive writing?
  2. 2. Descriptive Writing A description is a picture in words that helps the reader see, hear, taste, smell, or feel something that the writer has experienced.
  3. 3. Descriptive Writing What sense is being used in the following sentences? The puppy was black with three white paws and one white ear. It had a long tail with a white tip.
  4. 4. Descriptive Writing What sense is being used in the following sentences? As we walked into the room, the floor boards creaked. We knocked into a table and the glass vase hit the floor. Crash!
  5. 5. Descriptive Writing What sense is being used in the following sentences? The chocolate cake was so delicious. It had peanut butter frosting which melted in your mouth.
  6. 6. Descriptive Writing What sense is being used in the following sentences? As we pulled into the driveway, I could tell the hamburgers and hot dogs were on the grill.
  7. 7. Descriptive Writing What sense is being used in the following sentence? The cool rain was hitting us in the face as we ran to the bus.
  8. 8. Descriptive Writing When we write a description, we must remember to:  begin with interesting opening sentences that tell what the description is about
  9. 9. Descriptive Writing  use exact, vivid words to create a picture in the reader’s mind  include important details about what you are describing
  10. 10. Descriptive Writing  put details in time order, spatial order, or in order of importance  use sense words that help your reader picture what you are describing
  11. 11. Descriptive Writing  end in a way that wraps up the description
  12. 12. Descriptive Writing Tabby the Tabby Cat Page 182-183 Houghton Mifflin Theme 2
  13. 13. Descriptive Writing Brainstorming organizer for “
  14. 14. Descriptive Writing The Best Possible Vacation The first time I went to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, I knew that this was just the kind of vacation I would always love.
  15. 15. Descriptive Writing As I sat on the beach, I felt the gentle breeze coming from the water. The warm sun was shining on the water making it sparkle. It was so peaceful. The waves crashing against the shore were soothing.
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