Developing Setting - Mrs. McLaughlin`s 6th Grade Block

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Developing Setting
Creative Writing Techniques
Mrs. McLaughlin
Choose a Setting
Gingerbread House
Haunted House
A Cave
Treehouse
WRITE YOUR SETTING HERE
Descriptive Words
Directions: Write 10 descriptive phrases for your setting.
Example: the lonely
shack
1. Creaking floors of
the rocking boat
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Alliteration & Consonance
Directions: Write 3 alliterated statements & 3
consonated statements.
Alliteration: The beginning sounds in a statement is
repeated.
Example: The chilly chunks of chips melted like
chocolate syrup inside my cheeks.
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2.
3.
Consonance: Sounds are repeated throughout the
statement in any part of the word, as long as it’s a
consonant not a vowel.
Example: The babbling brook bubbled with blue crabs.
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Similes & Metaphors
Directions:Write 3 similes and 3 metaphors.
Similes: Compare 2 things using like or as
Example: The classroom is like my home with its cozy
and comfortable atmosphere.
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2:
3:
Metaphors: Compare 2 things NOT using like or
as
Example: My sister is a sly fox always getting away with
trouble.
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Personification
Directions: Write 4 personified statements.
Personification: Non-human things are
given human traits.
Example: The cold wind whispered for me to go
home.
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Onomatopoeia
Directions: Write four statements using
onomatopoeia
Onomatopoeia: A word that sounds like
what it means.
Example: The floors of the house creek even
when you tiptoe on them.
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Choose a Title
Choose a creative title that uses
either an onomatopoeia, alliteration,
simile, metaphor, or a personification.
Your Title:
Now you’re ready to write!
Using your slides as your guide, write a
minimum of 2-3 paragraphs about your
setting.
Each paragraph should have a minimum of 6
sentences.
Each sentence should be about 6-8 words long.
Use Word to write your setting.
Be sure sentences flow!
Have fun!
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