descriptive writing ideas
Next, go a little further afield with your list and associate your chosen topic or object with memories, opinions, and impressions. This list may give you some ideas for metaphors and possibly even a direction for your paragraph or essay. Then make a list of verbs that could be associated with your topic or object. This will help you have more variety than just “buzzing be” verbs and keep the writing and imagery descriptive and active.
To get you started, here are 40 topic suggestions for a descriptive paragraph, essay, or speech. These suggestions should help you discover a subject that especially interests you. If you don’t start out with a topic that you’re willing to spend some time with, your writing will show your lack of enthusiasm. If 40 is not enough, try this list of more than 400 writing topics.
Students use their five senses and a graphic organizer to brainstorm ideas for writing a report on a recent school event and to help them think about interesting words to include in their report. See the lesson plan.
There’s no one way to teach descriptive writing. That said, teachers can:
6. My first trip overseas
Where did you go and when? What had you expected before the trip started? What was the most important thing you still remember?
86. To be a Hollywood star
Is it that easy to be a movie star?
The key to writing a descriptive essay is to show or portray to a reader the significant elements of a person, place, object, or experience. So, select an essay topic that you connect with, and develop it with sensory details. If you do this, you’ll achieve what Stephen King does in his writing and “make the reader a sensory participant.” When you do that, your readers will want to keep reading until the end.
Questions to develop this essay topic: What seemed strange about this person? What characteristics did he/she possess? How did you feel about this person?
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