Descriptive Writing Paper (6.7, 6.8) 1. Choose a picture (from teacher’s folder) that you like and can easily describe. 2. On notebook paper, make a list of all of the things you see in the picture. Be specific: colors (light or dark), shapes, large, small, numbers of things, everything you see. 3. Write a descriptive paper rough draft about your picture. There has to be at least three (3) paragraphs. Introduction: Setting Time of year Day or night Holiday What do you think the picture is about? Body: In a paragraph, describe your picture using your list. Use words like: in the front, in the back, at the top, at the bottom, in the middle, behind, to the right, to the left, in the center, above, under, beside, next to, etc. Conclusion: Why did you choose this picture? Why do you like this picture? What do you think is the purpose of the picture? 4. Proofread and edit paper in red pen or pencil (self, partner, teacher). Write final copy. Note: After descriptive papers have been turned in, the teacher will pass them out to students with a piece of white copy paper. Students do not get their own paper. Read paper and students draw exactly what they read. Color is very important. On the following day, students will try to match their pictures to the original pictures. We usually vote as to who drew the best picture from their description, and who did the best job in writing/describing their paper. Students learn how important details, adjectives, and directional words are in their writing.