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show not tell writing lesson


Curipod generated lesson: "show not tell writing lesson". #1-4

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1. Word cloud
120 seconds
SHOW, not tell
2. Open question
330 seconds
What is the difference between showing and telling? Telling: Bailey was happy. Showing: A gigantic smile spread across Bailey's face, and her eyes lit up like the sky on the 4th of July.
3. Slide
60 seconds
Think about the 5 senses: smell, touch, sight, taste, and sound Use the 5 senses to help guide your writing
HOW do we write by showing and not telling?
4. Drawings
450 seconds
Draw this sentence: Juan was sad.
5. Open question
180 seconds
Now, write a sentence to describe what you see when someone is sad. Example: Tears ran down Juan's face.
6. Poll
40 seconds
Which sentence SHOWS, not tells.
  • Brian pursed his lips and clenched his fits into tight ball.
  • Brian was angry.
  • Brian yelled.
7. Drawings
390 seconds
Brain break: Draw a monster with six eyes, a banana for a nose, and wearing a superhero cape.
8. Poll
30 seconds
Which sentence SHOWS, not tells.
  • Sam was excited to see her dad.
  • Sam sprinted across the room, jumped into her dads arms, and buried her head in his chest.
  • Sam was so happy.
9. Open question
360 seconds
Change this sentence to SHOW, not tell: Ted was so happy when his team scored a goal.
10. Poll
60 seconds
Why is 'show not tell' important in writing?
  • It helps readers to visualize the scene and feel more connected with the characters
  • It makes the writing process faster
  • It saves space on the page
11. Poll
270 seconds
Which sentence is an example of showing?
  • The sun beat down on his skin making him feel hot.
  • 'I'm feeling so hot,' he said.
12. Open question
300 seconds
Change this sentence to show, not tell: Casey felt nervous.

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