Read excerpt from The Lost Continent by Bill Bryson, page 1 and page 2
Identify tones and strategies used to create the tones you find (description, narration, dialogue)
Description: includes strategies like sensory details and imagery, figurative language (similes, metaphors, personification, etc.), repetition, and diction patterns
Narration: consider the structure and types of sentences used (e.g., questions, short sentences, intentional run-ons, parenthetical asides) and interior monologue
Dialogue: real (or in Bryson's case, imagined) snippets of conversation
Descriptive writing practice: Draw lines on a piece of notebook paper to divide the paper into four equal quadrants. Label each quadrant with the following statements:
- The desk was gross.
- It was a hot day.
- I/He/She felt like crying.
- I've/He's/She's never been so angry.
HW: Finish quadrants of descriptive writing if needed. Complete vocabulary notebook drawings, synonyms, antonyms, and sentences as needed for Friday. Revise and type Tweet and attempt to master the Tweet's formatting--2nd draft due Friday.