Descriptive Writing

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Instructional Ideas

  • Read the description of the rhinoceros to the class, stopping after every sentence, and have individuals use the descriptions to sketch what they are seeing in their minds' eye
  • Then have class members compare their sketches
Pros

  • The opening discussion asks class members to examine closely the strategies writers use to create vivid descriptions
  • The images are rich in detail and provide much for writers to describe
  • The provided paragraphs model great descriptive writing
Cons

  • None