Week 3 Assignment

Posted by Devon Stokes-Bennett on September 17, 2013 in Uncategorized |

Learning Objective: Effectively use descriptive language, figurative language and the 5-Sensesfive senses to describe something.

Instructions: Write a 3 to 5 paragraph descriptive essay on any topic of your choosing. Include at least 2 figures of speech and a minimum of 4 senses.

Due Date: 1 week

What is a descriptive essay?

The descriptive essay is a genre of essay that asks the student to describe something—object, person, place, experience, emotion, situation, etc.


How do I write a descriptive essay?

  1. Select something to write about. Chose something you feel strongly about and can recall is detail. Your topic may be an object, person, place, experience, emotion, situation, etc.
  2. Brainstorm everything that comes to mind when you think of you topic. Consider the below graphic organizer:


What do you see? What do you hear? What do you taste? What do you smell? What might you touch or feel?




3.  Start writing! Never worry about grammar and details in your first draft.

 Additional Resources

Example of a Descriptive Essay 1

Example of a Descriptive Essay 2

Figures of Speech Handout

40 Possible Topics for a Descriptive Essay