Purpose:• To inform a reader aboutsomething (place, event, object,subject…)• ToTo shareshare an experience.an experience.• To give a report.• To entertain a reader.
Requirements:Requirements:What should it look like?• Strong sensory details (sight, touch, taste,hearing, feelings, thoughts…)• Main idea/topic followed by supportingdetails and descriptions.• Clear organization.• Effective transitions.
The great thing aboutDescriptive writing is that youget to choose what the topic isgoing to be and what details youwant to include!
You can…• Describe an event that happened to you.• Take the reader to a place.• Teach the reader about something youknow.• Report on a subject/object of your choice(monkeys, planes, weather, volcanoes,historical events…)
Take the reader to a place withyour words!• Present your ideas in order as theyhappened or in a pattern that makes sense tothe reader.• Set a mood (suspense, calm, exciting…)• Make the reader get a mental picture ofwhat you are talking about.Major Hints!
What Next?• 1) Find a topic that you want.• 2) Read about it so that you are an expertexpert inthe area.• 3) Take notes so that your details are freshfreshand accurate.• 4) Think of ways to write that will keepyour audiences attention (cool facts, humor,astonishing details…)
What Next?• 5) Write your drafts in order and keep onthe topic.• 6) Get ready to share your essay with yourclassmates by rehearsing what you’vewritten.
Optional Ideas…• Dress up in something that has to do with yourtopic. (Zookeeper, wetsuit, soldier, scientist…useyour imagination!)• Bring in some objects that students can view/hold.• Create a poster with images for everyone to see.• Make a Powerpoint (with only images) that youcan show as you read.• Remember, these are all optional. The power ofyour words and writing are what is moreimportant.