Snapshot Writing

 

Australian family during a bushfire

Imagine you are one of these people.

– What would you see, feel, taste, smell and hear? Unpack a seed on these images and then write a descriptive snapshot using powerful words to describe what is happening. Remember a snapshot is short piece of writing describing one particular moment.

 

 

 

 

7 thoughts on “Snapshot Writing

  1. I see mother and her kids siting together and hugging each other and I see a big fire around them. A dog is standing and barking on the jetty. I see them sitting in the water. I see trees falling down in the raging fire.
    I feel sorry for them people because there was a fire around them and there was lots of water too.
    I smell smoke and I smell rubbish coming in the water. I taste the water and it’s bad because there was rubbish and ash surrounding them and there was smoke around the water. I hear people yelling beacuse they need help.

  2. I hope the horrific Tassie fires didn’t kill anyone or anything such as a animal. I also hope the children in the photo are okay and also I hope the adults are okay as well.

  3. That would have been a terrifying experience to live through.
    I wonder how the family’s going now, I hope they are ok!

  4. If that was me i would really get frustrated and it would toatally ruin my whole life but if wouldn’t be that safe to be in a fire in case of death of if you get hurt really bad in places of your body. How would you cope to be stuck in a burning fire? I feel so sorry for them people.

  5. I felt really sorry for those people because they are traped and they can swim away because the mother can’ swim with her children because she has five children and there is no other place for them to go to. I feel sorry for the youngest child because the child had to be there with the others.
    I see mother and her kids siting together and hugging each other and I see a big fire around them. A dog is standing and barking on the ramp. I see them floating in the water. I see trees falling down in the raging fire.
    I feel sorry for them people because there was a fire around them and there was lots of water too.
    I smell smoke and I smell rubbish coming in the water. I taste the water and it’s bad because there was rubbish and ash surrounding them and there was smoke around the water.

  6. The trees are burning around us and we are all shaking in fear of death. Smoke is drifting above us making it hard to see in the air. The screaming from others makes us upset to hear that they’re really frightened. The roar from the fire is really deafening for us. The deep water is saving us from the raging fire, although we struggle to keep our heads above the water.

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