San Diego Jewish Academy
High School Humanities
Sense Web

Develop a web for each sense.

Start with a sense and place it in a specific environment or setting.

Quickly brainstorm ideas that spin off of the central theme. Try to take each idea out at least one more level.


Use the sense web to create a show, not tell description of the sense.

The wood floor creeks with Sarah's footsteps, soft rain drops from the eaves and Charlie laughs a deep belly chuckle, pauses for breath and squawks loudly like a baby Pterodactyl.

Avoid passive voice.

Use active voice.

Active and Passive Voice - Writers' Workshop University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Active and Passive Verbs - Active and Passive Voice Brought to you by the Purdue University Online Writing Lab

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