writing to describe
eg. “The waves roared like a hungry dragon”
eg. “The wet sand squelched coldly between my toes and the sharp tang of the salty water stung the back of my throat, taking my breath away.”
· use words relating to one’s senses (sight/touch/hearing/smell)
Do not feel that you have to cover everything: you do not have to write about the whole of your first day. A brilliantly detailed description of your first 5 minutes at school will score more highly than a mundane and plodding account of exactly what you did on your first day.
What can be tasted ?
In professional writing, the writer’s controlling idea is rarely evident ‘on the surface’; rather, it begins to emerge as the reader reflects on what is written, often through layers of meaning created by the use of symbolism , metaphor and irony .
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.
Akerson, V. L., & Young, T.A. (2005). Science the ‘write’ way. Science and Children, 43(3), 38-41.
Complexion is the natural appearance and color of the skin, especially of the face. For example, “Mary’s soft, creamy complexion radiated health and happiness.”
There are so many ways to describe people! What other words would you include?