What is your favorite place? Descriptive and Explanatory Paragraphs Explanatory Paragraphs • We have practiced writing descriptive paragraphs, now let me remind you of what an explanatory paragraph does: -It explains a concept, or event -It uses examples, details, and stories to explain your topic The Assignment • During this class period, you will write one descriptive and one explanatory paragraph about your favorite place. That’s 2 paragraphs. • Each paragraph must be at least 5 sentences • Focus on: details, topic sentences, concluding sentences, and linking words • If you do not finish in class, please take it home for homework due tomorrow Points to Focus On… First Paragraph: Descriptive Second Paragraph: Explanatory • Think about the following questions as your write your first paragraph: • Where is your fav. place? • What does it look like? • What are the smells that remind you of that place? • What are the sounds your hear when you are in that place? • What tastes remind you of that place? • What textures are in that place? • Think about the following questions as you write your second paragraph: • Why is it your favorite place? • What kind of feelings do you get when you are there? • What is a short story about a time when you were in your favorite place? • Do you share your favorite place with anyone else? Why? Or why not?