We've played around with words a lot to paint pictures that are colorful and descriptive. We've shared our word paintings and we've found joy...or at least I think we have....in just writing. The more we play and share the more we think. The more we let our imaginations go, the more colorful and descriptive our writing becomes.
Let's play with emotions to see what we can come up with. Rather let's play with words that tell and turn them into phrases that show an emotion.
Take the word AFRAID. If I wrote a sentence that said, "I was afraid of that big dog," I would be just telling you something. But if I said, "My hands started to sweat when I saw that big dog coming," I would be showing you fear. See what I mean? You would have a clear picture of my distress!
Let's write sentences that show fear. I'll go first: My shaking hands clutched the blanket over my head when I heard the howling outside my bedroom window.
YOUR TURN! WRITE A SENTENCE TO SHOW THAT YOU'RE AFRAID!!! Make sure you don't use the word AFRAID in your sentence.