LEAVE AROUND 10 LINES FROM THE DESCRIPTION YOU STARTED LAST LESSON ON THE HAUNTED HOUSE. KQ: Can I use SHOWING not TELLING in my descriptive writing? Starter. Complete the following sentences. The sky was… The girl screeched at the sight of… Dancing on the breeze, the tree… The boy laughed at the sight of… The staircase creaked ominously in… The car careered to a halt as the massive… Superstar: What technique is used here? Superstar: What does this mean? The door was hit with such a force that it swung clear off its hinges and with a deafening crash landed flat on the floor. A giant of a man was standing in the doorway. His face was almost completely hidden by a long, shaggy mane of hair and a wild, tangled beard, but you could make out his eyes, glinting like black beetles under all the hair. The giant squeezed his way into the hut, stooping so that his head just brushed the ceiling. He bent down, picked up the door and fitted it easily back into its frame. KQ: Can I use SHOWING not TELLING in my descriptive writing? What do each of these sentences show the reader? Showing Sentence ‘The garden grew wild, the grass up to my knees.’ ‘His palms felt clammy.’ ‘ Fear hung in the air.’ ‘Last year’s calendar hung on the wall.’ ‘She stopped when Mrs Palmer came in.’ What does it show the reader? KQ: Can I use SHOWING not TELLING in my descriptive writing? Telling Sentence Scrooge was mean. Showing Sentence People didn’t look Scrooge in the eye for fear of becoming the victim of his cutting words. He was frightened of the ghosts. Scrooge never spent any money. It was always cold in Scrooge’s house. He despised Bob Cratchitt. Scrooge was an ugly, thin man. LO2 - To be able to use SHOWING not TELLING in our descriptive writing KQ: Can I use SHOWING not TELLING in my descriptive writing? Start with a verb (“-ing”) Smashing against the bottom of the rocks, the waves sent white foam shooting into the air. Start with “as” or “while” (prepositions – you can also use prepositions like under, behind, before etc …) As the skies darkened, raindrops began to pour down. While the gulls screamed overhead, a lonely dog raced along the wet sand. Start with an adjective (a describing word) Grotesque images danced before my eyes. Start with an adverb (a word that describes the verb) Silently, he crept towards the exit KQ: Can I use SHOWING not TELLING in my descriptive writing? Plenary Can you now re-visit the description you started about the haunted house. Apply the knowledge you have learnt today in RED PEN.