A Picture Book Writing Lesson from WritingFix
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The Important Thing about
Idea Development:
Specific and Memorable Details

four memorable details create a basic, organized paragraph


Student Writer Instructions:

The important thing about [the item you're writing about goes here] is that it is [your most important and memorable detail goes here]. 

After you have read The Important Book, press the two buttons below until you are inspired to write a detailed paragraph about an item not found in The Important Book.  Your goal with this assignment is to write, at least, four original Important Book paragraphs.

Between your paragraph's first sentence and the last sentence of your description, try really hard to use memorable and interesting details.  Paint a picture through words of the item or object you are writing about.

Here's a Writer's Challenge:  If you write about five or six different objects using the pattern from the book, you will have almost enough writing to create your own version of The Important Book!  Are you up for that challenge?

Interactive Choices for Writing:

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

 

How might this word...
 
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(It's okay to come up with your own describing word here, if you're not inspired by any of ours!)

...help you describe this important item...

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(It's okay to come up with your own item or object here, if you're not inspired by any of ours!)

              


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