Sweet reward

15th June 2007 at 01:00
English Ages 12 to 16

This lesson works well as preparation for creative writing. Produce a box of wrapped chocolates (much to the pupils' delight) and give one to each pupil.

They then have to write down adjectives, similes and metaphors related to each sense. They must start with the feel and colour of the wrapper, as well as the anticipation of the taste and smell of the chocolate.

Once they have done this, they should unwrap the chocolate and describe how it smells and feels. By this time they are desperate to eat it.

However, as they slowly chew the chocolate, they must write about how it tastes, as well as its texture. We discuss the descriptions, which are added to an imagery bank to help with creative writing Valerie MacInnes teaches English at Invergordon Academy in Ross-shire, Scotland

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