Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Descriptive Writing

It's been a hectic several weeks with lots of writing practice. Students have been preparing for the district writing prompt. The focus has been descriptive writing.  Descriptive writing is an art form. It's painting a word picture so that the reader "sees" exactly what the writer is describing. Students have looked at various ways to "hook" the reader with catchy beginnings, figurative language, vivid verbs, adjectives, and writing components to “show not tell”.

Today the student writing samples were delivered to central office and Room 102 celebrated because . . .
Writing Rules!   

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