FUN WAYS OF TEACHING DESCRIPTIVE ESSAY





Descriptive Essay
This kind of essay gives the reader a mental image of a person, object, place or an event using vivid sensory details. When you are writing a descriptive essay, you are “Painting a Picture” with words. A good descriptive essay creates a main impression, an overall effect or image about a topic. It uses specific details to support the main impression. It uses details that appeal to the five senses; sight, hearing, smell



Objectives
          It helps your students’ writing to be more interesting and full of details
          It encourages students to use new vocabulary.
          It helps students express themselves.


Characteristics
          It includes vivid sensory details that paint a picture and appeals to the reader’s sense of sight, hearing, touch, smell, and taste when appropriate.
          Good descriptive writing uses colorful word-specific nouns, rich adjectives and powerful verbs. It gives life to the picture you are painting.
          Good descriptive writing often uses figurative language such as analogies, similes and metaphors.
          You learn to show and not tell
          A  good essay is organized



How to help children organize their work

          Topic : Myself {person}
  1. Introduction.
  2. Physical description {senses} we describe from the physical to the abstract.
  3. How you think, feel or act.
  4. Your likes and dislikes with reasons.
  5. Why you are special.
  6. Conclusion


































With these simply and guided steps, children can write descriptive essays with ease.

Game
* Come with a bag filled with items.
* Children should feel the items in the bag without looking and describe.
* The class should guess what the child is trying to describe.



Sample Descriptive Essay
My name is Princess Obaremi. I am seven years old. I am from Ogun State. I am from the Yoruba culture. I am the last child of Mr. and Mrs. Obaremi. I attend Hopespring Foundation School and I am in Falcon A, primary two. I live in Nigeria. I am dark in complexion. I have bright eyes and a pointed nose. I have long silky hair and I am beautiful. My favorite color is black. My best food is Amala with ewedu soup. My favorite channel is News Channel T.V.  My favorite attire is the Yoruba attire.I love Ogun State because my grand- father lives there. I am special because I love my parents and extended family. I also love people and loves helping them.  I dislike bad people. I love God and Jesus.

Written by Princess Obaremi
Pimary Two

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