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.

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Example:

the lonely shack

1. Creaking floors of the rocking boat 6.

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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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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.

1: 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

sentences.

6 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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