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To help readers imagine a scene or event, what type of details should you include?
What is the first step in descriptive writing?
Why is gathering many descriptive details
helpful in your writing?
It supports the overall impression of what you
want the reader to feel, hear, see, etc.
This type of writing gives a clear, detailed picture of
one person, place, thing, or event.
Descriptive writing often contains many adjectives and/or vivid details. Using the following sentence, list the adjectives or vivid words used.
He looked suddenly stricken, shrunken, immensely old, as though the frightful impact of the crash had fully paralyzed him.
stricken, shrunken, immensely old, frightful, fully
What type of sentence is this an example of: He went to school, and he also took his road test.
Identify where the commas belong: Spanish French and German are the languages most often taught in schools today but Chinese English and Hindi are the languages spoken by the most people in the world.
Spanish, French, today, Chinese, English,
Hummed up down the stairs. What is the problem
with this sentence?
It’s a fragment and has no subject.
How can you combine these sentences by using a series?
The room is quiet. The room is dark. It is cold.
The room is quiet, dark, and cold.
Correctly punctuate this sentence.
The mother yelled get the keys and please don’t forget to lock the door
yelled, “Get the keys, and please don’t forget
to lock the door.”
The apple was bright green, its skin polished and shining as it nestled in the fruit bowl.
Although the consistency was the same as the previous glass, there was an acidic flavor he could not identify… although it seemed vaguely
The loud wailing of the car alarm woke the
She froze as the acrid stench filled the air, assaulting her nostrils and her throat with its foul flavor.
The heat from the fire drove the girl back
into the room.
Which vocabulary word is best defined as ‘stretching your creative muscles?’
What is the second step in the writing
Listing and clustering are two techniques used during this process.
This is the last read of your draft where you are looking for all possible mistakes.
Explain the difference between revising
Revising is dealing only with content. Editing is
correcting errors in spelling, mechanics, and
What is the first step in the writing process?
What is it called in your writing when you use the exact words spoken by your characters?
What are the words then, next, finally
Why are opening paragraphs important?
They catch the reader’s attention.
In what step of the writing process would you
replace vague details with more precise and
What are the two main principles of
Use specific, unique words.
Show don’t tell.