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descriptive writing mentor paragraphs

Colorado dept. of Ed curriculum

Creative Writing Curricula

descriptive writing — good short model texts.

Descriptive writing lunch room activity idea

Louise Kiernan mentor text --Longest Day Part 1

2. Observe and describe your world.
Think and write about the commons during lunch. Concentrate on what happens not only to you, but around you. Record the details of what you experience. Here are some questions to ask yourself:

  • What do you see?
  • What can you hear — voices? music?
  • What can you smell?
  • What do you taste?
  • How does the place feel — temperature, textures, etc.?
  • How do you feel — excited? scared? happy? sad?
  • What are you thinking?

3. Describing the characters around you
Fiction sometimes plays a role in descriptive writing. As you describe an event, you may observe someone who is unfamiliar but whom you want to write about. In order to describe this person, you will need to use your imagination. For example, if you see someone with paint on her shirt, you may decide that she is an artist. You can then build a whole story — or journal entry — starting from this single detail. Observe a person you don't know but who seems interesting to you. Pick one detail about that person that you find interesting. Then write a short description of this person based on that detail. Be as creative as you can.

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