Convey Experiences Through Writing Worksheets
Related ELA Standard: W.4.3.D
Some people are great oral story tellers. They capture their audience's imagination and help them basically relive the story down to the last detail. I find that there to be many more people that can tell a story in their writing than verbally, but that is just for my experience. Not to mention I have been a Language Arts teacher that focuses on writing. Convey your experience in the written word is an art, but one that can be learned and grown from. These worksheets will help students begin to share their own lives through the written word.
Experiences Through Writing Worksheets:
The County Fair – Do remember
the last time your were at a local fair? Tell us about your experience.
Similes – Make up your own
similes when you are prompted.
Scary Night – Help Charlie
compose his thoughts into thought bubbles.
Most Wanted – Criminals
by nature are mean, I would guess.
Plain Grey Cat
– Help Terry to revise her paragraph by adding adjectives, proper
nouns, and vivid verbs.
More Doggone Details!
– Circle the weak verb, non-specific noun, or imprecise adjective.
Then write a stronger, more specific, or more precise on the line
to replace it.
– Practice thinking up descriptive words by coming up with at least
three distinct word (adjectives, adverbs, or vivid verbs) for each
– Improve the paragraph below by adding details about Penny's party.
Battle of the Bands
– Suggest two new details that could be added that do support the
focus, and that make the paragraph more descriptive. Then rewrite
the paragraph on the lines provided, using your new details.
– Think of something that you would like to describe, and write
a Cinquain. Follow the pattern.
Adding – Rewrite
each sentence, adding descriptive details to make it more interesting.
Write your new sentence on the line.
The Five Senses
– Choose one of the settings provided and circle it. Then, for each
of the five senses, write down as many adjectives, adverbs and/or
descriptive verbs that apply to that setting as you can think of.
How to Write Descriptively?
Here are some tips that will help you while writing a descriptive essay.
Don't Be Literary
Descriptive essays can spark a lot of interest in readers. Don't make it boring by adding a literary touch to it. Your descriptive writing can totally become a mess if you try to make it look literary. Descriptive essays are more creative than literary.
Another tip to writing the perfect descriptive essay is to be consistent throughout the essay. Make sure that you stick to one structure and follow it thoroughly. Use the same pronouns to give it a professional look. Many descriptive essays use the pronouns ‘it' and ‘it's' rather than the other pronouns.
Use Complete Sentences
Creative writing can get a lot confusing when it comes to sentence structures. Students often make mistakes while constructing complete sentences. They can lose track of the sentence while including all the creative elements in it. So, it is an important tip to keep in mind while writing descriptively. Always make complete sentences. It should contain correct tenses and phrases.
Avoid Feelings and Sensations
In order to make your descriptive writing a good one, try to avoid using too many feelings and sensational words. These types of words give a sense of emotion in the essay. You do not want your essay to be filled with emotions. You can choose different words that give the same meaning, but with a fewer emotions involved.
Do not waste time in giving too many useless details. When you are writing descriptively, try to avoid giving details about unnecessary things. Readers will get bored while reading about insignificant details.
Don't State, Describe
When you are writing descriptively, it is better to describe things than to state them. This is because descriptive writing contains explanations and descriptions about certain topics and things.