Creative Writing Adjectives

Do you need help teaching descriptive writing to your middle and high school homeschoolers?Write Shop I provides a strong foundation in concrete description, teaching students how to describe an object, animal, person, food, season, and place.As they wrestle with ideas and words, it will remind them of the importance of thorough and effective brainstorming.The following word lists will help them improve their descriptive paragraphs as they think of more concrete ways to describe a person’s appearance.His skin was white, mottled and peeling from exposure to the sun, so that he could not have seen service long under the Galilean skies.

This stern-countenanced invalid was the dread Henry VIII.

Is there a rule of thumb for how often we should use adjectives in a piece of writing? Swearword swearword and swearword swearword rays burned through its swearword, swearword windows and sent swearword, swearword shadows down the swearword hillside.

Here’s a piece of purple prose with the adjectives removed and replaced with: “swearword.” (You can substitute any swear word you’d like.) The swearword sun magnified the swearword house until its swearword silhouette filled the swearword skyline.

Students learn to choose strong words to bring their subjects to life.

Write Shop II continues by offering several lessons in advanced descriptive narration, where students weave vivid description into a story or other narrative.

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  1. Angelou remained mute for five years, but developed a love for language. Angelou attended George Washington High School in San Francisco and took lessons in dance and drama on a scholarship at the California Labor School.