Imagery in Reading and Writing

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IMAGERY **Updated to include a 15 page PowerPoint presentation and editable .doc and .ppt files!**

Help students to recognize the use of imagery in their reading and to use imagery in their own writing. Students simply need highlighters/colored pencils, something to write with, and imaginations!

Use the PowerPoint slides and handouts in this product to help students identify and highlight sensory images, use imagery to describe a setting, learn how to use fresh imagery to describe characters, and then apply those strategies to describe a character in a fun creative writing exercise.

The preview shows you the imagery handouts, so check it out! The sample images above indicate what the PowerPoint looks like.

Begin with the PowerPoint presentation that defines imagery for students and outlines the five major types of imagery: visual, auditory, tactile, olfactory, and gustatory. Examples are provided for each.

Then transition to the first imagery handout, which provides students a sample passage with and without imagery so they can see how imagery makes writing more vivid. Then, students have to read several passages of famous fiction and highlight each image in a different color. After reading each passage, they write what impression the imagery used in it helped create.

In the next handout, students are given a setting and sense. They have to write creative paragraphs that use imagery, focusing on the sensory image given.

Next, students read an informative handout about imagery and characters. The handout shows them how to use imagery to create interesting descriptions of characters.

Finally, students have to write a description of a character who "kidnapped" them, using imagery to report to a police officer what the abductor was like. Students can trade descriptions and have classmates draw them when they are done! My students loved this activity!

{Imagery, Sensory Images, Imagery: Creative Writing, Imagery: Descriptive Writing}

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15 Slides, 6
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90 Minutes

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Imagery in Reading and Writing
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