Authors help us understand the setting of the story by writing visual pictures. Try your hand at writing a descriptive paragraph of one of your favorite places, either real or imaginary.
Use these prompts. You will write a seven sentence paragraph with each sentence adding to the reader's understanding of the place being described.
|Example: Towering trees surround the sides of my tree fort. Forest sounds sing me to sleep when I stay the night in my favorite place. Occasionally, when the moon is out, I hear the movement of animals in the brush. In a flash I'm awake and sitting up. When the noise ceases, I can sleep again. The only time I can't go back to sleep is when the coyotes laugh at me from the hills behind our property. Laughing coyotes can make any kid's mind play tricks.|
Now you try it....
This idea is taken from Teaching K-8, Writelines - A Recipe for Success, by Chad A Donohue, May 2002 http://www.teachingk-8.com