English Descriptive essays

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Discussion Situation: Descriptive essays provide information; but more importantly, they provide details using descriptive language. Such language may include sensory words, adjectives, adverbs, and modifiers. If the  expression is "A picture is worth a thousand words", then an effective descriptive essay "paints a picture" with [a thousand] words.

Discussion Question: According to the textbook, in a descriptive essay it is important to use sensory perceptions (smell, sight, sound, touch and taste). In your opinion, if u were given an assignment to 'describe a day at the county fair', which ONE of the 5 senses do u think would be most effective, and why? Provide examples of the descriptive words u would use in the essay. (Examples of descriptive words using the senses are pungent, colorful, loud, hot, salty.)

Directions to complete discussion;

1. Read the textbook to learn more about descriptive essays.

2. Answer the discussion question in paragraph format**. To support your position, include examples of descriptive words related to your chosen sense.

****Remember: paragraphs are at least 5 sentences, and include a topic sentence, support sentences and a concluding sentence.

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