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Title: Descriptive Essay


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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.

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

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Characteristics of a Good Descriptive Essay
  • Relive an experience
  • Stay true to your original experience, but dont
    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 dont 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?

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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 - 3-5 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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