· A description is a picture in words that helps the reader see, hear, taste, smell, or feel something that the writer has experienced.
· Description is giving details about a person, place, thing etc. that allows the reader to experience what you have.
· In order to create a good description you must appeal the five senses and create pictures in the readers mind.
- What senses are being used in the following sentences?
- The puppy was black with three white paws and one white ear. It had a long tail with a white tip.
- As we walked into the room, the floor boards creaked. We knocked into a table and the glass vase hit the floor. Crash!
- The chocolate cake was so delicious. It had peanut butter frosting which melted in your mouth.
- The cool rain was hitting us in the face as we ran to the bus.
- When we write a description, we must remember to:
- begin with interesting opening sentences that tell what the description is about
- use exact, vivid words to create a picture in the reader’s mind
- include important details about what you are describing
- put details in time order, spatial order, or in order of importance
- use sense words that help your reader picture what you are describing
- As I sat on the beach, I felt the gentle breeze coming from the water. The warm sun was shining on the water making it sparkle. It was so peaceful. We enjoyed eating chocolate along with feeling gentle breeze. The waves crashing against the shore were soothing.