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descriptive paragraph

  2. 2. What is a descriptive paragraph? <ul><li>Describes how something or someone looks or feels </li></ul><ul><li>Include how the writer feels </li></ul><ul><li>‘ S hows’ the reader than ‘tell’ </li></ul><ul><li>Creates a sensory image on the reader’s mind </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>Descriptive paragraphs let the reader touch, taste, see, hear and smell what you are describing. The reader should feel as if they can see what you are describing clearly. You want to paint a picture as you write the descriptive paragraph. Here are a few guidelines to help you write a great descriptive paragraph. </li></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>1- Describe particular smells and tastes in the paragraph. Use the most descriptive words possible to allow the reader to smell or taste what you are describing. </li></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>2- Add the senses of touch and hearing to your paragraph wherever possible. Describe certain textures and sounds. </li></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><li>3- Use ‘like and as’ when you write your descriptive paragraph. These devices strengthen your paragraph if used properly. </li></ul><ul><li>E.g: My best friend is like the sun in my life  </li></ul>
  8. 8. <ul><li>4- Insert descriptive adjectives to modify your nouns. Don't just say &quot;ocean.&quot; Describe the actual colors you see in the ocean. Use more descriptive words such as deep dark blue ocean . </li></ul>
  9. 9. THINGS TO REMEMBER WHILE WRITING A DESCRIPTIVE PARAGRAPH <ul><li>1- SPATIAL ORDER </li></ul><ul><li>Spat i al order shows how people and objects are arranged i n a space or scene. A descr i pt i on can be organ i zed spat i ally i n several ways: </li></ul><ul><li>from top to bottom, </li></ul><ul><li>outs i de to i ns i de, </li></ul><ul><li>left to r i ght, </li></ul><ul><li>near to far, </li></ul><ul><li>or the reverse of any of these </li></ul>
  10. 10. EXAMPLE OF SPATIAL ORDER : (CLASSROOM) In M s. Cakar ’s classroom we see a lot of th i ngs. To the left of the class, we see 10 posters i n the colors of the ra i nbow. In front of us i s a wh i te, square projector shade. In back of i t i s a green, rectangular chalkboard. To the r i ght of the room i s a black rad i o on top of the s i lver f i le cab i nets…
  11. 11. 2- You can make use of the following language use in descriptive paragraph … WHILE DESCRIBING THINGS: It is made of……… ( The table in my room is made of wood.) It consists of…… ( This city consists of many mysterious people.) WHILE DESCRIBING PEOPLE or PLACES As & like She sings like an angel My friend looks like Antony Hopkins. I cannot cook as my mother I want to join army as a pilot
  12. 12. Here are three sample paragraphs: about a person, a place and a thing. Focus on the topic sentences, spatial order and descriptive words…
  13. 13. My Son Burak My eight year old son, Burak, is different from other children because of his distinctive appearance and personality. The first thing I notice when I look at him is his size. He stands at shoulder height next to me; indeed, he is taller than other children of his age, and is definitely stronger. Also his red hair is remarkable; it is thick, and stylish. Also, Burak has freckles on his face. His eyes are bright blue, and his eyebrows are blond. His lips are thick and somewhat feminine, and he has gaps in his teeth. His shoulders are broad and his belly is plump. When we hold hands, you can see that his hands are as large as my hands. His legs are strong, and his knees are covered with purple bruises, because he always falls down while he is skateboarding and biking. Despite his appearance, Burak is sensitive and caring; in fact, he still likes to sit on my lap. He likes to open doors for me, look after his little brother, and help me grocery shop. To sum up, although he is only eight years old, he is big and strong, but at the same time he is loving and gentle. 1-
  14. 14. 2- <ul><li>The Beach in Hawaii </li></ul><ul><li>A beach in Hawaii is like a paradise. To start with, the beach smells fresh like a new ocean air freshener. The sand is so hot that when you walk on it after the sea, you feel like you walk on a burning grill. Not far from the shore, you can see the palm trees . They sway in the air from the strong wind. In a distance, there is a beautiful house by the water, so you can see the navy blue ocean every day. People are laughing and playing on the burning sand, and others are relaxing on the beach sunbathing. They seem to enjoy the bright rays of the sun. From a far distance the ocean is a deep navy blue; waves come in like a bulldozer from all the wind. But at nights everything is still and quiet. Y ou can only hear the waves of the ocean and the light wind which comes from the huge palm trees. To sum up, this beach is an amazing place for a perfect summer holiday. </li></ul>
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