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  1. Writing to describeDate: Learning Objective To consolidate and improve ‘writing to describe’ techniques

  2. What is an adjective? A word describing a noun or pronoun. e.g. crystalclear water. 1 minute challenge • Now think of 5 of your own. What did you come up with?

  3. What is an adverb? A word used to modify a verb, adjective or another adverb. e.g. he walks quickly. e.g. she is extremely clever. e.g. the boys nearly always get home late. 1 minute challenge • Now think of 5 of your own. What did you come up with?

  4. What is a simile? When two things are compared using as or like. e.g. the sun is like a big yellow balloon. 1 minute challenge • Now think of 5 of your own. What did you come up with?

  5. What is a metaphor? A figure of speech in which two things are compared usually by saying one thing is another. e.g. he was a lion in battle. 1 minute challenge • Now think of 5 of your own. What did you come up with?

  6. What are our 5 senses? • Sight • Sound • Smell • Touch • Taste

  7. Sweet Task Sight • Describe the way it looks using adjectives, adverbs, similes and metaphors. e.g. the sweet is as bright as the sun. e.g. the shiny sweet looks fruity.

  8. Sweet task Sound • Describe the sound as you open your sweet wrapper using adjectives, adverbs, similes and metaphors. e.g. the transparent wrapper crunched like fresh snow.

  9. Sweet task Smell • Describe the way your sweet smells using adjectives, adverbs, similes and metaphors. e.g. the sweet is a ripe yellow lemon. e.g. the sweet smells like a fruit bowl.

  10. Sweet task Touch and taste • Describe the way your sweet feels and tastes as you put it in your mouth, using adjectives, adverbs, similes and metaphors. e.g. the sweet feels as smooth as a pane of glass.

  11. Writing to describe Well done!! A good description uses: • The five senses; • Similes and metaphors; and • Adjectives and adverbs. This is because a good description paints a picture with words.

  12. Market place Look at the following images of a market and think of all the things you would see, hear, smell, taste and feel.

  13. Your task • Imagine you are walking through a market place. • Describe all the things you can see, hear, smell, taste and touch as you enter the market and walk past the stalls. Remember • Adjectives; • Adverbs • Similes; • Metaphors; • Descriptive vocabulary.

  14. Plenary Lets hear your descriptive writing!!