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  1. August 12, 2013 • Describe your favorite vacation.

  2. Descriptive Writing What is a descriptive writing?

  3. Does anyone remember the difference between direct and indirect characterization?

  4. Descriptive Writing • Show. Don’t tell.

  5. Descriptive Writing My Favorite Vacation My favorite vacation was when my family went to Salinas because it was relaxing.

  6. My favorite vacation was the trip I took to Salinas with my family. As I sat on the beach, I felt the gentle breeze coming from the ocean. The warm sun was shining on the water making it sparkle. It was so peaceful. The waves crashing against the shore were soothing. It truly was an unforgettable vacation.

  7. Descriptive Writing A description is a picture in words that helps the reader see, hear, taste, smell, or feel something that the writer has experienced.

  8. Descriptive Writing What sense is being used in the following sentences? The puppy was black with three white paws and one white ear. It had a long tail with a white tip.

  9. Descriptive Writing What sense is being used in the following sentences? As we walked into the room, the floor boards creaked. We knocked into a table and the glass vase hit the floor. Crash!

  10. Descriptive Writing What sense is being used in the following sentences? The chocolate cake was so delicious. It had peanut butter frosting which melted in your mouth.

  11. Descriptive Writing What sense is being used in the following sentences? As we pulled into the driveway, I could tell the hamburgers and hot dogs were on the grill.

  12. Descriptive Writing What sense is being used in the following sentence? The cool rain was hitting us in the face as we ran to the bus.

  13. How to write at descriptive paragraph: • 1. Decide what you want to describe. • A person, a place, a memory, an experience, an object

  14. Descriptive Writing • 2. Begin with an interesting opening sentence that tells what the description is about.

  15. Descriptive Writing • 3. Focus on the five senses. • 4. include important details.

  16. Descriptive Writing • 5. Put the details in order. • in time order, spatial order, or in order of importance • 6. End with a sentence that summarizes your description.

  17. Descriptive Writing

  18. I will divide you into groups. • Each group will get an envelope • Each student will pick two pieces of paper from the envelope. You are responsible for these tasks. • I will give each group a picture and you will work as a team to write a descriptive paragraph about the photo. • You must cut, color and glue your sandwich together on the paper I give you.