Descriptive writing is used for the purpose of describing a person, place, or thing. This form of writing has a bold appeal to readers when it is used to activate their human senses. This form of writing will often help set an atmosphere that far exceeds the words on the page and almost force the intended audience to form an emotional connection with the piece. The use of sensory language can transform the details of a story from mundane and vague into a vivid heart-pumping vision by the readers. Teachers will often help students become better descriptive writers through modeling and sharing literature of this form. Experience we find is one of the best exercises towards mastering this skill.
Whether writing to inform, persuade, or entertain, authors use descriptive writing to add more rounded characterization, highlight relevant details, and clarify events or examples for the reader. Your students will be provided sheets that examine three uses of writing-in product advertising, describing people and objects, and in reporting on events-and be given several worksheets to complete a similar task. "Tip" sheets are included in each packet for ease of reference. You will find individual work and group work in this section. Students will be forced to think on an additional level with the focus being on developing an extra sense of self and surroundings.