Descriptive Writing

Descriptive Writing 

Descriptive Writing Promps

You are in the marching band in your high school.  A game is going on and your school is winning. The cheerleaders are cheering, the fans are roaring in excitement, the football players are at there all time best, and the band members have just finished the half time show.  Describe the things that you see, hear, feel, and smell. Remember to help your reader feel the excitement from the game.

Characteristics of Descriptive WritingCharacteristics:

  • elaborate use of sensory language
  • rich, vivid, and lively detail
  • figurative language such as simile, hyperbole, metaphor, symbolism and personification
  • showing, rather than telling through the use of  active verbs and precise modifiers
  • Additional Sites

    Lesson: Writing to photographs

    This lesson's goal is to improve students' writing by incorporating photography into descriptive and narrative writing exercises.

    Lesson: Descriptive Paragraph

    This lesson offer's tips on adding descriptive words.

    info from this page was found on The Writing Site 9/11/09

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