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Descriptive Writing

Descriptive Writing

Author: Karla O

At the end of this lesson you should be able to do the following:

  • Write a definition for the word "describe."
  • Read a description and identify the characteristics and features in the text.
  • Prepare a plan to help you construct your own descriptive paragraph.

Descriptive writing is an essential part of all creative writing. It helps to form a picture in the reader's mind as to what the writer intends to show the reader about a person, place or thing. Done well, it makes storytelling effective, engaging and page-turning!

As Year 7 students, you must begin to further develop your skills to effectively capture your audience when you write descriptively.

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A video tutorial introducing description.

Descriptive Writing

A worksheet to compliment the video recording on descriptive writing.