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Offline Jillybeans

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Pre-writing and descriptions
« on: September 15, 2010, 09:57:32 PM »
In an effort to get my students writing more descriptively (more vividly), here's an exercise I asked them to do at the start of one class:

Take 5 minutes and describe your hometown using your five senses (sight, smell, touch, hearing, taste).  Convince me to visit it!

Although all of the students were proud of their hometown, a good number of them had a difficult time trying to work the senses into their writing, at first (most did not know the phrase "5 senses").  After giving some feedback on their paragraphs, I did start to notice more vivid descriptions creeping into papers and assignments.