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1 Descriptive Writing Essay Canned Lesson #2

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3 Step 1: Read the prompt carefully before you begin. Writing Situation: Each season of the year is beautiful in some way. Think of which season is your favorite. What does it look like? What does it feel like? Is there a smell or taste to it? Directions for Writing: Now write an essay describing your favorite season of the year. What does this place look like? What are the sounds you hear there? What does it feel and smell like?

4 Step 2: Choose a Topic Based on the Prompt.

5 Step 3: Prepare the graphic organizer. Now fold your paper into 4 squares.

6 Step 4: Complete the Graphic Organizer. Unfold the paper and draw a box in the center. In the center box write a sentence to convey your topic.

7 Step 3: Complete the graphic organizer. The mountains in Colorado are where I enjoy spending my time playing. Write one reason you enjoy spending your time playing in the Colorado mountains. Example: When I close my eyes, I can see many things on the mountains. Step 3: Complete the graphic organizer. I cant help but think that autumn is the most beautiful season. Write one reason you enjoy this season. Example: Gorgeous leaves. Example: Chilly nights. Summarize your 3 reasons. Example: Cooler weather. Write another reason you enjoy the season. Write a third reason that you enjoy the season. Autumn is my favorite season Because of the weather, leaves, and chilly nights.

8 Step 3: Complete the graphic organizer. The mountains in Colorado are where I enjoy spending my time playing. Write one reason you enjoy spending your time playing in the Colorado mountains. Example: When I close my eyes, I can see many things on the mountains. Step 3: Complete the graphic organizer. I cant help but think that autumn is the most beautiful season. Add three details to your reason. Example: Gorgeous leaves. Colors Sounds Smell Example: Chilly nights. Hot chocolate Porch Star gazing Summarize your 3 reasons. Example: Cooler weather. Wind Air Clouds Add three details to your reason. Autumn is my favorite season Because of the weather, leaves, and chilly nights.

9 Step 3: Complete the graphic organizer. I cant help but think that autumn is the most beautiful season. Elaborate on one detail. Example: Cooler weather. Wind Air Clouds ELABORATE

10 Step 3: Complete the graphic organizer. I cant help but think that autumn is the most beautiful season. Example: Gorgeous leaves. Colors Sounds Smell The chilly winds fingers send tingles down my spine as a pigeons feather tickles my tomato-red nose. Elaborate on one detail. Crackle! Snap! They crunch as I lean back, falling into an even bigger pile of leaves and a fit of giggles. ELABORATE

11 Step 3: Complete the graphic organizer. I cant help but think that autumn is the most beautiful season. Example: Example: Children under the age of 16 feel invincible. Lack of maturity Understanding of consequences Video games – get another life. The chilly winds fingers send tingles down my spine as a pigeons feather tickles my tomato-red nose. Elaborate on one detail. Crackle! Snap! They crunch as I lean back, falling into an even bigger pile of leaves and a fit of giggles. Example: Chilly nights. Hot chocolate Porch Star gazing Elaborate on one detail. With a cup of hot chocolate in hand, I gaze at the stars. ELABORATE

12 Step 5: Add transitions. Example: Cooler weather. Wind Air Clouds Example: Gorgeous leaves. Colors Sounds Smell Example: Chilly nights. Hot chocolate Porch Star gazing With a cup of hot chocolate in hand, I gaze at the stars. Autumn is my favorite season Because of the weather, leaves, and chilly nights. I cant help but think that autumn is the most beautiful season. The chilly winds fingers send tingles down my spine as a pigeons feather tickles my tomato-red nose. Around me, On the way there, Once I get home, There is no doubt, You can find a list of transition words online! Crackle! Snap! They crunch as I lean back, falling into an even bigger pile of leaves and a fit of giggles.

13 Step 6: From the graphic organizer to the paper. Each square will become a paragraph. Example: Cooler weather. Wind Air Clouds Example: Gorgeous leaves. Colors Sounds Smell Example: Chilly nights. Hot chocolate Porch Star gazing With a cup of hot chocolate in hand, I gaze at the stars. Autumn is my favorite season Because of the weather, leaves, and chilly nights. The chilly winds fingers send tingles down my spine as a pigeons feather tickles my tomato-red nose. Crackle! Snap! They crunch as I lean back, falling into an even bigger pile of leaves and a fit of giggles. Around me, On the way there, Once I get home, There is no doubt, I cant help but think that autumn is the most beautiful season.

14 Step 6: From the graphic organizer to the paper. The introductory paragraph (the center box) sums up each reason. As my scarf blows in the wind, I cant help but think that autumn is the most beautiful season. Why would fall be my favorite, though? Cooler weather, gorgeous leaves, and chilly nights make those autumn months special.

15 Step 6: From the graphic organizer to the paper. Begin the introductory paragraph with a hook. Samples of hooks can be found online. Beautiful clouds grace the darkening sky as temperatures drop and silvery, glimmering stars appear. Leaves crunch beneath my boots as I walk back to my home. As my scarf blows in the wind, I cant help but think that autumn is the most beautiful season. Why would fall be my favorite, though? Cooler weather, gorgeous leaves, and chilly nights make those autumn months special.

16 Step 6: From the graphic organizer to paper. Example: Cooler weather. Wind Air Clouds Example: Gorgeous leaves. Colors Sounds Smell Example: Chilly nights. Hot chocolate Porch Star gazing With a cup of hot chocolate in hand, I gaze at the stars. Autumn is my favorite season Because of the weather, leaves, and chilly nights. I cant help but think that autumn is the most beautiful season. The chilly winds fingers send tingles down my spine as a pigeons feather tickles my tomato-red nose. Around me, On the way there, Once I get home, There is no doubt, Crackle! Snap! They crunch as I lean back, falling into an even bigger pile of leaves and a fit of giggles. Next Paragraph

17 Step 6: From the graphic organizer to the paper. Around me, the chilly winds fingers send tingles down my spine as a pigeons feather tickles my tomato-red nose. The air is filled with the sweet smell of fresh rain and rotting tree bark, an oddly nice- smelling mixture. A rainbow of leaves sets off the dark brown earth and I marvel at the colors as I pull my hoodie closer to my body. Clouds hover close to the treetops as I trot along the path home. Next Paragraph

18 Step 6: From the graphic organizer to paper. Example: Cooler weather. Wind Air Clouds Example: Gorgeous leaves. Colors Sounds Smell Example: Chilly nights. Hot chocolate Porch Star gazing With a cup of hot chocolate in hand, I gaze at the stars. Autumn is my favorite season Because of the weather, leaves, and chilly nights. I cant help but think that autumn is the most beautiful season. vThe chilly winds fingers send tingles down my spine as a pigeons feather tickles my tomato-red nose. Around me, On the way there, Once I get home, There is no doubt, Crackle! Snap! They crunch as I lean back, falling into an even bigger pile of leaves and a fit of giggles. Next Paragraph

19 Step 6: From the graphic organizer to the paper. On the way there, I spot a pile of leaves and I simply cant resist the urge to jump in. Beautiful colors fly and twirl in the air, leaving me dazzled. Crackle! Snap! They crunch as I lean back, falling into an even bigger pile of leaves with a fit of giggles. The smell of leaves surrounds me, making me feel at home. Next Paragraph

20 Step 6: From the graphic organizer to paper. Example: Cooler weather. Wind Air Clouds Example: Gorgeous leaves. Colors Sounds Smell Example: Chilly nights. Hot chocolate Porch Star gazing With a cup of hot chocolate in hand, I gaze at the stars. Autumn is my favorite season Because of the weather, leaves, and chilly nights. I cant help but think that autumn is the most beautiful season. The chilly winds fingers send tingles down my spine as a pigeons feather tickles my tomato-red nose. Around me, On the way there, Once I get home, There is no doubt, Crackle! Snap! They crunch as I lean back, falling into an even bigger pile of leaves and a fit of giggles. Next Paragraph

21 Step 6: From the graphic organizer to the paper. Once I get home, I sit on my porch in the backyard, staring into the dark sky. With a cup of hot chocolate in hand, I gaze at the stars. A pigeon calls from the night. Amazing, I whisper in awe as I spot the constellations. Its a perfect time to unwind after a long day. Next Paragraph

22 Step 6: From the graphic organizer to the paper. Example: Cooler weather. Wind Air Clouds Example: Gorgeous leaves. Colors Sounds Smell Example: Chilly nights. Hot chocolate Porch Star gazing With a cup of hot chocolate in hand, I gaze at the stars. Autumn is my favorite season Because of the weather, leaves, and chilly nights. I cant help but think that autumn is the most beautiful season. The chilly winds fingers send tingles down my spine as a pigeons feather tickles my tomato-red nose. Crackle! Snap! They crunch as I lean back, falling into an even bigger pile of leaves and a fit of giggles. Around me, On the way there, Once I get home, There is no doubt, Summary Paragraph

23 Step 6: From the graphic organizer to paper. Example: Cooler weather. Wind Air Clouds Example: Gorgeous leaves. Colors Sounds Smell Example: Chilly nights. Hot chocolate Porch Star gazing With a cup of hot chocolate in hand, I gaze at the stars. Autumn is my favorite season Because of the weather, leaves, and chilly nights. I cant help but think that autumn is the most beautiful season. The chilly winds fingers send tingles down my spine as a pigeons feather tickles my tomato-red nose. Around me, On the way there, Once I get home, There is no doubt, Crackle! Snap! They crunch as I lean back, falling into an even bigger pile of leaves and a fit of giggles. Summary Paragraph

24 Step 6: From the graphic organizer to the paper. There is no doubt, autumn is my favorite season because of the weather, leaves, and chilly nights. As I wake up the next morning to find the orange sun chasing the dark night and stars away, all that I can do is smile. While I pull on a pair of jeans and zip up my favorite boots, I cant help but think that fall is truly a graceful season. On my way out the door, I sigh happily and rewrap my scarf. In my mind, autumn is the most beautiful season on Earth. Summary Paragraph

25 Step 7: Vocabulary Review your paragraphs. Can you add adjectives (describing words) and interesting adverbs (describing action words)? ADJECTIVESADVERBS

26 Step 7: Vocabulary BEFORE: The dog ran to get the ball. AFTER: 1. The huge, black dog dashed quickly to fetch the red ball.

27 Step 7: Vocabulary Remember: The more sophisticated vocabulary you use…the higher your score. horse stallion

28 Step 8: Visual Expression Use similes, metaphors, and personification to give your essay more visual expression she tried to get rid of the kitten which had scrambled up her back and stuck like a burr just out of reach. Little Women, by Louisa May Alcott 2. Time has not stood still. It has washed over me, washed me away, as if Im nothing more than a woman of sand, left by a careless child too near the water. The Handmaids Tale, by Margaret Atwood 3. Her romantic mind was like the tiny boxes, one within the other, that come from the puzzling East... Peter Pan, by J. M. Barrie.

29 Step 8: Visual Expression Use similes, metaphors, and personification to give your essay more visual expression. 1.That car is a dream. (perfect, beautiful) 2.Time marches on. (steadily, constantly, deliberately) 3.This class is hell. (difficult, cursed, impossible to escape, haunting) 4.I want to get off this merry-go- round of stress. (never-ending, confusing, giddy, never- progressing)

30 Step 8: Visual Expression Use similes, metaphors, and personification to give your essay more visual expression. 1.The cigarettes stole his health and spent it on phlegm. 2. And with those four words her happiness died. 3.My heart has been skipping around in my chest since I saw her. 4.The wind whistled throughout the day. 5.The road twisted and turned continuously for 100 miles. 6.Her jewelry clearly spoke about her wealth. 7.One look at the garden and you could tell that the plants were begging for water. 8.Anyone who has seen my photographs will know that the camera loves me.

31 Step 9: Reread Your Work Reread your work to make sure you have: Stay on topic Give your 3 big ideas in the introductory paragraph Have paragraphs that give details about your 3 ideas Elaborate on a detail in each paragraph Have a summary paragraph that restates your 3 ideas Begin each paragraph with a transition word Include adjectives, adverbs, similes, metaphors, and personification Show, Dont tell!


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