Writing To Engage Readers Worksheets
Related ELA Standard: W.5.3.D
Have you ever a read a book that you didn't want to put down or ever want to end? That means you were fully engage in the story that the writer told and the sequences that he or she planned for you. There are a number of different ways that authors can achieve this, but the most common is to start the work with something profound. In most cases that is the utter use of immediate action; in others you can put the characters in a difficult situation. These worksheets will help lead your students towards writing engage content for their readers.
Engage Readers Worksheets To Print:
– Read the passage. Then rewrite it on the lines provided so that
it includes sensory detail.
– Each sentence to the right is the first sentence of a story. Right
now the beginning of each story is boring.
The Old House
– Stories that engage readers use lots of sensory details. What
do Mark and Mandy see, hear, feel and smell inside the old house?
On the Farm –
Have you ever been on a farm? Look at the picture below. Brainstorm
at least five answers for each question and write them in the appropriate
Show Me! –
Good writers show things to their readers, rather than tell them.
Make notes about each subject. Use descriptive words and phrases.
Create A Character
– Many people enjoy stories in which they can identify with a character.
Tips for Engaging Readers When You Write
Writing an interesting piece is not an easy task to accomplish, but it is necessary to keep the readers hooked from the start till the end. In order to ensure that the readers are totally engaged with a piece of writing from the start till the end, one has to put in a lot of effort in crafting and drafting the most perfect story. While this may seem very difficult initially, over time and with consistent practice, authors do master the skill to craft interesting pieces.
While practice is important, here are a few tips to follow while writing anything so that your readers stay engaged at every line of what they read:
Add Suspense and Action in The Beginning
Most of the exemplary books we read are interesting from the start. A good start with a hint of suspense or action can keep the readers hooked and intrigue them to read further. It is better to write something that has a shocking dimension to it so that the reader gets persuaded to read more and break the suspense. One of the best ways to write a potential start is to initiate the story from the middle where there is height of action and climax.
Write While Keeping Your Readers in Mind
Be clear about your potential audience and their choices. Use a language and sentence structure that they won't find much difficulty in understanding. Know what they will possibly like and dislike, and craft your work keeping them in mind.
Be Natural with Your Writing
Most writers find it difficult to keep their readers engaged because of the excessive use of embellishments in their writing and a mechanical progression of the plot. Always try to use the art of storytelling in a simple manner without any artificiality.