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Sensory Descriptive Story Writing

Use this online video writing tutorial to study the story Treasure Island as an example of sensory, descriptive writing. Use the video subtitles to improve Reading and Literacy skills .... simultaneously!

Use this Literature and Writing Tutorials video entitled Teaching Sensory Descriptive Story Writing to study the sensory, descriptive style of writing through excerpts from Treasure Island, Robert Louis Stevenson's classic tale.

This instructive educational online video not only offer excerpts from Robert Louis Stevenson's classic, Treasure Island, in its study of the sensory/descriptive mode of writing, but also beautiful illustrations by the renowned artist N.C. Wyeth, which originally appeared in the "Illustrated Classics" series of the early twentieth century.

Learning Objectives:

  • Develop sensory/descriptive writing skills, which use carefully selected details and well- chosen comparisons to capture a mood and the image of a character, setting, or object and make believable a story's actions, sights, and sounds.
  • Gain insight to Robert Louis Stevenson's use of sensory/descriptive writing in his classic novel Treasure Island through excerpts that show the author's appeal to the senses and his masterful ability to stimulate the reader's imagination and the visualization of a scene.
  • Learn how to use the same method of sensory/descriptive writing as that exemplified in Treasure Island for the creation of fictional stories from beginning to end Appreciate the artistry of the renowned illustrator N.C. Wyeth.
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