Friday, October 11, 2013

An Autobiographical Sketch

                                           sketch [sketch] n.
                                                    1. a simple drawing
                                                    2.  a short descriptive essay

This year our  writing curriculum will include the Step Up to Writing program with a focus on descriptive writing.  descriptive essay describes a person, object, or event so vividly that the reader feels like he or she could reach out and touch it. Descriptive writing paints a picture. 
To help students understand the notion of vivid description, they started the year writing a brief description of a person, someone they know quite well. Students wrote an autobiographical sketch. After students  completed the writing, they had fun with a second sketch. Students drew their self-portraits.  
Parents, you will want to check out our bulletin board at fall conferences. Students are excited to share their first writing piece. 

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