Assignment: The key to a good descriptive essay are the details; the images that help the reader understand the event or situation described. The more information provided, the clearer the picture becomes. One method to create a picture of the reader is to provide descriptions using the 5 senses (sight, sound, taste, touch, smell.)
For this assignment u will create a 5 paragraph descriptive on ONE of the following topics:
1. Describe a memorable event in your childhood.
2. Describe your favorite pet or animal.
3. Describe your dream house or car.
Directions to complete assignment:
1. Follow the essay criteria checklist.
2. Select a topic.
3. Create an outline for 5 paragraph (1 introductory paragraph, 3 body paragraph and 1 concluding paragraph)
4. Write the paragraph to create a draft of the descriptive essay.
5. Use the criteria checklist to revise the descriptive essay.
Grading: To receive full participation points, u must meet the following criteria:
Grading Criteria: Essay meets criteria listed on checklist
Descriptive Essay Checklist
There are 5 paragraph in this essay.
The essay begins with an introduction paragraph which includes a thesis statement.
The essay has 3 body paragraphs that provide details/supporting information.
The essay has a conclusion paragraph.
Each paragraph has at least 5 sentences.
Every paragraph begins with a topic sentence.
There are at least 3 middle sentences that provide details to support the topic sentence.
The last sentence concludes the paragraph.
Sentences in the Essay:
All sentences are complete(include noun and verb; no fragments etc.)
All sentences are complex(in addition to the noun and verb includes adjectives/adverb etc.
Sentences include details using the 5 senses (when applicable).
Select details to intentionally point toward the mood or feeling u intend to create.
Punctuation/Spelling: The first letter of each sentence is capitalized.
Each sentence ends with a period, question mark or exclamation mark.
Sentences include commas, semi-colons, and or colons within the sentence to connect ideas within a sentence and to separate clauses in a sentence.
The essay is free of spelling errors.
The essay is double-spaced.
The first sentence of each paragraph is indented.
The font is Arial 12 point.