Bellwork:. What are the five senses that contribute to sensory details? Label each of these sentences with the appropriate sense: The sudden flash of white light blinded me. The aroma of fresh baked cookies softly tickled my nose. I shivered, the frosty air stinging my lungs.
Using sensory details in your writing
In your essay you are to follow the following standard:
1. Narrate a sequence of events and communicate their significance to the audience.
2. Reveal elements of the character’s traits through specific actions, speech, movements, gestures, thoughts, and/or feelings (including dialogue and interior monologue).
I missed the bus. = You are just telling your reader what happened.
Or you could show your reader what happened by including details such as:Just as I turned the corner, the bright-yellow school bus pulled away from the curb and I could see my friend Johnny frantically waving at me through the back window.
Close your eyes!
The boy was very frightened.
The boy screeched in terror and threw his hands up to protect himself. Even though his legs felt like they had turned to jelly, he jumped to his feet and tried to get out of the monster’s reach.