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. A 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.