Descriptive writing: Planning techniques

In this lesson, we will start with a quick quiz. We’ll then be looking at what the key characteristics of descriptive writing are and what we need to consider when planning for this style of response: organisation, vocabulary selection and technical accuracy. We will work our way through a range of planning techniques before reflecting on the design choices of our studied writers to help us build a successful plan. At the end of the session, there will be the opportunity to take a learning recap quiz.

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Quiz:

Intro quiz - Recap from previous lesson

Before we start this lesson, let’s see what you can remember from this topic. Here’s a quick quiz!

Question 1

Question 2

Question 3

Question 4

Question 5

Q1.Which TWO words are synonyms of 'mundane'? (You must select both right answers to be awarded the mark)

Select two (2) boxes

1/5

Q2.'His neck had eventually decided to heal.' What type of sentence is this?

2/5

Q3.'Regardless of the weather, the old man was always positioned at the end of the road.' What type of clause is 'regardless of the weather'?

3/5

Q4.'He would set up his business under an oak tree across the road.' What type of word class is 'under'?

4/5

Q5.'Unless someone came to buy something, he rested as still as a stuffed man with his hands together in his lap.' What word class is 'unless'?

5/5

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Quiz:

Intro quiz - Recap from previous lesson

Before we start this lesson, let’s see what you can remember from this topic. Here’s a quick quiz!

Question 1

Question 2

Question 3

Question 4

Question 5

Q1.Which TWO words are synonyms of 'mundane'? (You must select both right answers to be awarded the mark)

Select two (2) boxes

1/5

Q2.'His neck had eventually decided to heal.' What type of sentence is this?

2/5

Q3.'Regardless of the weather, the old man was always positioned at the end of the road.' What type of clause is 'regardless of the weather'?

3/5

Q4.'He would set up his business under an oak tree across the road.' What type of word class is 'under'?

4/5

Q5.'Unless someone came to buy something, he rested as still as a stuffed man with his hands together in his lap.' What word class is 'unless'?

5/5

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Quiz:

Learning Recap Quiz

Descriptive writing - planning techniques

Question 1

Question 2

Question 3

Question 4

Question 5

Q1.When we first respond to an image, what should we think about? Which response is not relevant to descriptive writing?

1/5

Q2.Which word is an antonym of 'picturesque'?

2/5

Q3.When you plan your piece of writing, you have to make sure that your final paragraph ends on a cliff hanger. Is this true or false?

3/5

Q4.When you are choosing vocabulary you need to make sure that you are being______________? Which word / phrase fits in the space?

4/5

Q5.Which one of the below does not belong to the 4 Conflicts?

5/5

This quiz includes images that don't have any alt text - please contact your teacher who should be able to help you with an audio description.

Quiz:

Learning Recap Quiz

Descriptive writing - planning techniques

Question 1

Question 2

Question 3

Question 4

Question 5

Q1.When we first respond to an image, what should we think about? Which response is not relevant to descriptive writing?

1/5

Q2.Which word is an antonym of 'picturesque'?

2/5

Q3.When you plan your piece of writing, you have to make sure that your final paragraph ends on a cliff hanger. Is this true or false?

3/5

Q4.When you are choosing vocabulary you need to make sure that you are being______________? Which word / phrase fits in the space?

4/5

Q5.Which one of the below does not belong to the 4 Conflicts?

5/5

Lesson summary: Descriptive writing: Planning techniques

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