Tuesday, 5 November 2013

WALT describe something in detail

  • Purpose: to tell people what you like...describing what you love...to tell people why you like it...to show what you love about it...making connections
    WALT describe something in detail
    Success Criteria: 
    Starting with something that is very descriptive to draw the reader in
    Adjectives to describe - Use adjectives to describe the physical details of a character.
    His scaly, wrinkled nose sniffed the air.
    Smilies - Eg: As sharp as a sword, the jet soars through the sky like a delicate swan
    Metaphor (it’s a figure of speech) States something IS something else. - “he drowned in a sea of grief”, 
    Saucepan eyes glared at him.
    Write down the main reasons for why you love it
    Interesting adjectives - Makes the writing better with imaginative words. Leathery,crinkled
    Proof read and use new vocabulary
    Give information about it so the reader knows what it is
    Use knew words, try not to use the same words all the time
    Provide a image for the reader like a little movie in their mind
    The way a character moves gives much away about their personality or feelings. Shoulders hunched, feet dragging he shuffled towards the darkened windows of home.
    Punctuation - Capital letters, commas, speech marks etc
    Here's an example...
    I take the first spoonful and the cream immediately melts on my taste buds. Sweet and refreshing at the same time. It softly lingers on them, hugs them, and kisses them with all the love in the world. Then comes the chocolate. It sharply declares its presence while creating comfort to my palate. The two create a sinful mixture in my mouth, which is both rich and minty all at the same time. The flavours each stand out on their own, yet, create a harmonious airy flavour when put together. Angels are playing harps all around me and the light of god shines upon me.... Nice cold, smooth, addictive ice cream!!  
  • Metaphor examples:
  • Broken heart - Your heart is not literally broken into pieces; you just feel hurt and sad.
  • The light of my life - The person described by this metaphor isn't really providing physical light. He or she is just someone who brings happiness or joy.
  • It's raining men - Men do not literally pour from the sky; there are simply an abundance of male suitors around at the time.
  • Time is a thief - Time isn't really stealing anything, this metaphor just indicates that time passes quickly and our lives pass us by.
  • He is the apple of my eye - There is, of course, no real apple in a person's eye. The "apple" is someone beloved and held dear.
  • Bubbly personality - A bubbly personality doesn't mean a person is bubbling over with anything, just that the person is cheerful.
  • Feel blue - No one actually ever feels like the color blue, although many people say they are "feeling blue" to mean they are feeling sad.
  • Fade off to sleep - You don't actually fade, you simply go to sleep.
  • Inflamed your temper - The news inflamed your temper is not a situation where there is any actual fire or flames, it is just a situation where someone gets mad.
  • Reeks of infidelty - When said about a cheating partner, this doesn't actually mean that there is a literal smell. Instead, it is just apparent that the person is cheating.
  • Rollercoaster of emotions - A rollercoaster of emotions doesn't exist anywhere, so when people are on a rollercoaster of emotions, they are simply experiencing lots of ups and downs.

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