The Big Write
Text Type: Descriptive Writing
Most writing involve description. In a narrative, cleve description can make the characters and locations come to life for the reader. You can up-level the effect of your writing by using elaborative details to describe characters, locations and special objects.
On the Scene
Dad and Charlie made the shocking discovery coming home from footy practice.
Walking through the front door they could tell something was not right. They looked down to see a trail of strange, white powder coming from the kitchen. They followed the mysterious trail through the hallway all the way to Charlie’s bedroom. When Charlie flung open his bedroom door, he lets out a gasp. His room has become a crime scene! There’s mess everywhere and his Xbox has vanished!
Task 1: Imagine you are Charlie. Write a description of the scene. Think about what you can see, hear, smell, feel, etc.
Task 2: Read through the witness statements below. Write down a detailed description of who you think stole the xBox. In your description you could include information about how the suspect looks, what they sound like and how they act.
Who did it?
Once you have finished your descriptive writing, you can check below to see who stole the xBox.
Click to Reveal
It was the younger brother who stole the Xbox.“Charlie wouldn’t share his lollies! So now he can’t play.”
Charlie's little brother loves sweets. So when no one was looking he nicked some chocolate bikkies from the kitchen. After munching through the stolen treats, he was still hungry. That's when he spotted the lolly jar in Charlie's bedroom. "Why does Charlie get a whole jar of lollies to himself?" he thought.
Feeling jealous, he hatched a plan to sneak up and snatch the lolly jar. But as he reached out to grab it, he knocked it over! The jar smashed, leaving broken pieces on the floor. He tiptoed around the glass, which had his grubby fingerprints all over it. Upset at losing all the lollies, the little brother decided to take the Xbox instead. He left a note for his older brother using a texta pen and paper. Then ran away with his brother's favourite thing.