Improving Descriptive Writing: Painting an Original Picture

Descriptive writing is rich in sensory appeals and paints pictures in the minds of readers. Show young writers how to use an on-line thesaurus and a cliché website to create fresh, descriptive writing. The presentation ends with an exercise that asks viewers to replace the clichés in the provided poem. Did you know there is a cliché website?

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Classroom Considerations
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