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Descriptive Essay
Prompt and Evaluation.
Write an essay describing your neighborhood. Be sure to include a description of the neighborhood as a whole, one special place that typifies the neighborhood and one special person who typifies the  people that live in your neighborhood. What you choose to focus on should make a statement about your neighborhood’s character and what it is like to live there.1. Dissect the prompt using a “!"hart.o Do Wordsas#"ircle in prompt$#%nderline in prompt$&. 'eview rubric for evaluation.( credit will be awarded for meeting
all
 of the following criteria)
*ssay reveals true character of the neighborhood by completely addressing the prompt using
interesting
 and
meaningful
 concrete details to reveal true character of the neighborhood.
Artful syntax
 is used to reveal true character of the neighborhood.
Artful word choice
 is used to reveal true character of the neighborhood.B credit will be awarded for meeting
any
 of the following criteria)
*ssay reveals true character of the neighborhood by completely addressing the prompt using
interesting
 and
meaningful
 concrete details to reveal true character of the neighborhood.
Artful syntax
 is used to reveal true character of the neighborhood.
Artful word choice
 is used to reveal true character of the neighborhood." credit will be awarded for meeting the following criterion)
*ssay describes the neighborhood, completely addressing the prompt using concrete details. +ne letter grade will be deducted for
each
 of the following deficiencies)
ailure to format essay in accordance with -( guidelines.
ailure to describe the neighborhood as a whole using concrete details.
ailure to describe a special place in the neighborhood using concrete details.
ailure to describe a special person in the neighborhood using concrete details.
ailure to use clear topic sentences at the beginning of paragraphs.
"onfusing organi/ation.
Word choice, spelling or grammar errors including vague pronoun usage.
0roblems with coherence.ocused earning argets
 address all parts of a prompt.
 can use clear topic sentences at the beginning of paragraphs.
 describe the important concrete details people need to clearly understand my topic.
 choose sentence structures that clarify my descriptions and emphasi/e important details.
 choose words that clarify my descriptions and emphasi/e important details.
 use 2tandard *nglish conventions.
 
Descriptive Essay Prewriting.
"omplete the following activities to in preparation for writing your essay.1. 2ub3ect 2tatement. n one paragraph, describe what your will focus on about your neighborhood to make a statement about its character and what it is like to live there. hen e4plain why you will focus on those places and people.&. Brain 2torm. ist the sub3ects of your essay in a word or two5 then, without considering how they are related, list words that come to mind. 6. hought "luster. n the center of a piece of paper, name the sub3ect of your essay. "luster what you will focus on around that sub3ect. (dd ideas that come to mind when you consider your focus topics. 'epeat this process adding concrete details. 
 
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Descriptive Essay Pre-Composing.
+rgani/e the ideas and details you developed using the frame below.
Prompt.
Write an essay describing your neighborhood. Be sure to include a description of the neighborhood as a whole, one special place that typifies the neighborhood and one special  person who typifies the people that live in your neighborhood. What you choose to focus on should make a statement about your neighborhood’s character and what it is like to live there.*ssay rameopic 2tatement)2ub!opics 7 ocus 0oints2upporting 0oints 7 Details) "oncrete Details 8 (necdotes (B"
 
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