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Focus Trait: VOICE Support Trait: WORD CHOICE

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Inventing Stories for
your Favorite Clothes

voice techniques borrowed from a very unique clothing catalogue

Student Writer Instructions:

The J. Peterman catalogue is famous for its uniquely written passages that describe the clothing it sells. Stories about the articles clothing are often shared by the catalogue's writers, or they hint at the memories these clothes will bring you if they are purchased. The catalogue has a definite voice, and today, you'll be pretending you're an employee of the J. Peterman Catalogue Writing Team. 

Your job: to sell an item by sharing wonderful word choices and perhaps a story or two that might inspire buyers to purchase.

Have fun clicking on the buttons below until you feel inspired to write your own powerful catalog description.  (Or feel free to add a word of your own.)  Once you have an item in mind to sell, follow the steps of the graphic organizer to help guide you through the process.

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If you're struggling to start, click the buttons below for some ideas that might inspire you to launch your piece of writing.


Ideas for things you could sell:



Feel free to think of your own adjectives and items to sell, if you can't find one you like here.

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