were legs and
letters . . .”
he essays you write and the stories you tell come alive when you use description, narration, and example. Descriptive techniques help you show
your reader what you see, hear, smell, touch, or taste. Narrative techniques
help you concisely tell a reader a story...
old people were trying to enhanve the spiritual terrors of their house by their droning insistence. I put down my empty glass on the table and looked about the room, and caught a glimpse of myself, abbreviated and broadened to an impossible sturdiness, in the queer old mirror at the end of the room. "Well...
students in my fifth grade class. All of my children are struggling readers and at-risk learners. They come to my Read 180 class for 90 minutes every day for Reading, Writing and Language Arts. Read 180 is a comprehensive system of curriculum and development and instruction as well as assessment. The program...
the topic; my manuscript editor, Ray Coutu, whose excellent advice
helped me improve the text; and my husband, Martin, who barbecued
our dinner when I was deep into the endless composing and rewriting
process. I am also grateful to all of my students over the years whose
GCSE ENGLISH LANGUAGE UNIT 3: DESCRIPTIVE WRITING
The Descriptive Writing task in Unit 3 is worth 7.5% of the subject award and is marked out of 20. The mark given for each of the examples provided is supported by comments related to the criteria given in the specification for (i) Content & Organisation;...
phrases which the writer uses to emphasise the huge numbers of crabs that take part in this journey. (4)
" a million scarlet crabs" (line 5), "they are so crowded" (line 5), "the vast size of their population" (line 13), "thousands of the marchers” (line 19)
Commentary The candidate succinctly identifies...
the audience laugh
Documentary: a story that tells the truth about events
Historical: a story based on past events and people
Fiction: a made up story, with made up characters and places
Fantasy: a story about magic and supernatural forces
Horror: a story that is told...
to transmit knowledge from person to person, across cultures and time.“ Donald Norman – Stanford University You must be ready to learn from the first day of school. Don’t you want to:
• • •
Do well in your studies Enjoy self-expression Become more self-reliant
You know how important writing will...
English 9A, Unit 2
Your second portfolio will be a descriptive essay about your favorite location. You will not be focused on building characters or telling a story in this paper - Your paper will purely describe. Remember that your descriptions should use imagery and...
Summary of the article 4
Discussion of the policies 6
Is the article prescriptive or descriptive? 6
What are the policies developed, described or evaluated? 6
Opinion about these policies 8
Climate Change and Small Island Tourism:...
Samples of descriptiveparagraphs:
Sample 1.The sample below is an opening paragraph from a student essay on the
development of entertainment media. In it, she describes TV-watching in her family to make a point about how central TV was as a form of entertainment in the 60’s.
(1) As I was growing...
Tests and Sentence Combining
Chapter 1 Practice Test Test Sentence Combining
6 Final Exam
Paragraph and Essay Assignments
Assignment 1 1st Draft 2nd Draft 3rd Draft
A Writer’s Workbook
and the efforts of three hundred scholars over a period of twenty-seven years.
3)Between the appearance of these two editions, the science of descriptive linguistics has come into being. Some of the major features of the science are: a)All languages are systems of human conventions, not systems of...
GCSE in English Language
Teachers’ Guide (WALES ONLY)
Contacts and resources 5
Summaries of assessment 6
GCSE English Language
Possible course plans 8
Controlled assessment (Reading and Writing) 13
PART A - Reader’s Journal (5 marks)
What stories did you believe in when you were a child – perhaps stories about the Tooth Fairy or Santa Claus? What did the adult members of your family say to you when you asked to know the truth? Write in your journal about the stories you were told when...
modes simply mean the ways in which we can eﬀectively communicate through language.
This chapter covers nine common rhetorical modes. As you read about these nine modes, keep in mind
that the rhetorical mode a writer chooses depends on his or her purpose for writing. Sometimes writers