Students in grades 5 through 10 can be enriched by this lesson that explores how altering tone via careful word choices can alter the reader's experience.
The tone of one’s written words, like spoken words, affects how we communicate with others.
This handout will challenge students in grades 5-8 to put into practice the writing teacher's reminder to "Show, don't tell." Students will build, in layers (guided by the format of the handout) a character with details that simultaneously reveal
"Writing with D.A.D. and M.O.M.: Memorable Techniques for Memorable Writing," by Susan L. Lipson, introduces an easy-to-remember, easy-to-teach pair of acronyms that will guide writers, from age 8 to 18, to create "showing," not "telling," writing.