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Using Show Don't Tell In Descriptive Writing

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1. Word cloud
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In just a few words, how would you describe the technique 'show don't tell'?
2. Slide
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Show Don't Tell is a writing technique that uses vivid description to help the reader experience the story. Instead of explaining what is happening, use sensory details to let the reader experience the events. Using Show Don't Tell can help your readers better visualise and engage with the story.
Using Show Don't Tell In Descriptive Writing
3. Open question
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What are some of the advantages of using 'show don't tell' in descriptive writing?
4. Slide
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Telling: "John was angry." This sentence tells us that John is angry, but it doesn't give us much to visualise or experience. Showing: "John's face turned red. He clenched his fists, his knuckles turning white. His voice came out as a low growl."
5. Open question
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What are some tips for how to effectively use 'show don't tell' in descriptive writing?
6. Drawings
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Brain break: Draw a flower that looks like it's speaking to another flower beside it.
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Question: How can we use Show Don't Tell when writing a description? Clues: • Think of an object or scene and describe it using details that someone can imagine. • Look for words that help bring the description to life. • Use adjectives to paint a vivid picture.
8. Poll
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What is Show Don't Tell in descriptive writing?
  • A technique that involves using complex vocabulary to impress readers
  • A technique that involves telling readers what the author wants them to feel
  • A technique that involves using sensory details to create a vivid and engaging image in the reader's mind
9. Poll
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Which of the following is an example of 'Show Don't Tell'?
  • It was really hot outside.
  • The smell of freshly baked cookies filled the room, making my stomach growl.
  • The sun burned hot on my skin as I walked down the street.
10. Poll
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Which one below belongs to 'Tell', rather than 'Show'?
  • She was happy.
  • Her face lit up with a smile.
  • She jumped for joy.
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