This week the Middles have been learning about Snapshot Writing. Snapshot Writing is where we paint a clear picture in the reader’s head. It is generally one specific moment in time. We can create an amazing snapshot (or photo) of what’s happening by using lots of description in our writing and trying to connect our readers to their senses. Here is what we came up with as a class:
The crocodile slashed and splashed through the dark, deep water. Bob felt scared with the rocking of the boat from the waves and the crocodile’s tail swatting the water. He felt dizzy and faint from the smelly, oily fumes of the boat engine and the crocodile’s mouth opening and closing with the grinding of his teeth. Bob felt a surge of terror as the crocodile dented the motor boat with his body in the brown, murky water. You could smell the fear in the air. Next thing you know, Bob was in the deep water and the crocodiles slimy scales were against his tattooed body. The crocodile was so close that he could smell the stinky, stale and horrible breath of the crocodile. In that moment, there was a loud scream.