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1 My Favorite Restaurant
Descriptive Essay My Favorite Restaurant

2 Descriptive Essay Assignment
Think of your favorite place to eat. Describe your favorite meal at this place so that someone reading your paper will know what makes it your favorite. You should include 3 or 4 details that will really give your reader a sense of why this is your favorite meal!

3 THINGS TO CONSIDER All essays must be five paragraphs.
Each body paragraph must have 5 sentences. All essays must be written in blue or black ink. Do not skip lines between paragraphs. Spelling and grammar will be graded. All essays are due on January 16, 2009.

4 Characteristics of a Good Descriptive Essay
Create a picture in your reader’s mind. Give as much detail as possible. Tell your reader everything they need to know. Paint a picture with words.

5 Characteristics of a Good Descriptive Essay
Relive an experience Stay true to your original experience, but don’t be afraid to embellish! Contain specific details Tell me about your favorite meal. Be sure to describe an experience you have had, stay true to your original, but don’t be afraid to exaggerate a little!

6 Use Your Senses ! Sight - What did the meal look like?
Taste - What did your meal taste like? Smell – What did the meal smell like?

7 Organization is Key Introduction - 3-5 sentences, introduce topic
Body paragraphs - 5 sentences each, decide how you want to organize these. Have a plan!! Conclusion sentences, wrap up everything!

8 The Descriptive Plan Pick one subject.
State your effect. In this case, you want to make your reader feel hungry. Choose three details. Each detail gets a paragraph. Construct your introduction and conclusion using the subject, effect, and details.

9 My Descriptive Plan Big Tex Steakhouse Make the reader feel hungry
New York strip steak, baked potato, lemon meringue pie

10 My Descriptive Plan Continued
4. Strip steak: hot from the grill sizzling plate charcoal smoke juices running out first bite melts like butter

11 My Descriptive Plan Continued
4. Baked potato: hot and steamy fluffy as cotton mountains of sour cream and butter bacon bits and cheese Lemon Meringue Pie: meringue like ocean waves lemon like sunshine crust like homemade

12 Your Descriptive Plan You will work on your descriptive plan today.
Decide on your topic, effect, and three most important details first. Once you have decided on these, start fleshing out your detail paragraphs!

13 Essay Timeline January 13 – Descriptive Plan
January 14 & 15 - Drafting, Editing, Conference & Final Writing January 16 - Essays due

14 Any Questions ???

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