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The "Descriptive" essay is one in which you will write about something to which you can give a great amount of detail.  The topic can be fictional or not, and the focus should be on three things:  setting the scene, establishing the characters, and involving some (but only a little) action.  Those three things do not have to be sequential; in fact, it is probably most effective if you integrate them throughout the story.  Think Steinbeck... he does a great job of describing character and setting and uses actions to support those descriptions.  
This piece will be due Friday (March 9th) and you will turn in:
1.  A pre-writing part
2. An extensively edited draft
3. A final version.


  1. Assigned on Monday, March 5
  2. Due on Friday, March 9 OR Monday, March 12 w/ parent comment