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Showing and Not Telling Worksheet
This two page worksheet gives students a description and detailed example of the important writing craft showing and not telling. It then provides students with an opportunity to practice showing and not telling on their own.
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Show not Tell Practice Pack
One of the keys to building great writing is nailing the art of showing rather than telling. Help students move from just writing "he is mad" to showing what that sounds, looks, and feels like. This is a perfect supplement to any fiction or personal narrative unit. Here are three ways to help stude
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Show Not Tell (descriptive writing activity)
This worksheet prompts students to "show not tell" and can be the starting point before doing other descriptive writing lessons. It can be used along with my other product for Descriptive Writing. It is good for students of many grade levels and some beautiful sentences can emerge. The boxes can be
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Emotions that Show, not Tell: A Narrative Writing Revision Strategy
This is a mini-unit on one of my favorite strategies to revise a narrative piece of writing. I always open 5th grade with a narrative essay. This is one of the strategies I teach that shows students how to bring their emotions/details to life. This resource contains 3 different activities/lessons
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Show Not Tell Writing Exercises--Specific, Descriptive, Sensory/Figurative Lang.
Show not tell writing is an essential building block before doing any kind of narrative writing with your students. There are four worksheets, all with a different focus, plus a writing page with a prompt for practicing the skills learned. The first handout guides students though creating a word pi

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WORD CHOICE: Are You Showing Not Telling
Are you frustrated with your student's lack of descriptive writing. This activity is a great introduction to the concept of showing not telling in writing. On each of the twelve pages, students have an opportunity to sketch a picture related to an emotion. At the bottom of each page, they should des
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Show, Not Tell: Using The 5 Senses
Students write down a "telling" sentences. They use the table to add details pertaining to each of the 5 senses to help them construct one or more new "showing" sentences.
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Show not Tell: Writing Practice
Tired of marking creative writing assignments that include sentence upon sentence of telling you what is happening? In this activity, students learn that showing, instead of telling, character traits is more engaging and interesting for readers. Students practice turning "telling" sentences into "s
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Show Not Tell - Developing Sentence Extension and Building Vocabulary
Students select a sentence from the list and build on it by using the model displayed in the document. This activity helps students to develop and utilise a stronger vocabulary and emphasises that when writing sentences they should 'show' and not 'tell' the reader information.
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SHOW Not Tell--Using Dialogue to Bring Stories to Life
This activity takes a chunk from a well known children's story and has the students revise it to create dialogue--a common problem in narrative writing. Students will learn how to add dialogue to their stories. For example, instead of writing the following: My mom told me to shut the door.... studen
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Show, Not Tell Writing Activity (Engaging Descriptive Writing)
To teach your students how to Show Not Tell in their writing, provide each student with one pretzel. Tell the class they will be writing about eating a pretzel, but they cannot write the word pretzel. Instead, they need to describe the five senses to show readers what is happening. For the first
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Show Not Tell Descriptive Words While Writing!
TITLE "SHOW NOT TELL" APPEARS AT THE TOP OF THE ORGANIZER WHEN DOWNLOADED! Trouble with formatting for the thumbnail! :) Use this as a reference for students to add descriptive detail to their writing using Show Not Tell! :)
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Showing Not Telling with the 5 senses
This worksheet and poster can be used to teach students to SHOW instead of TELL their story. The poster gives an example of the difference between showing and telling a story with a some questions for analyzing the examples. The graphic organizer allows students to analyze any story or draft to l
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Show, Not Tell Writing Game (Engaging Descriptive Writing)
This game is intended to use the day after the Show, Not Tell Writing Activity (where students describe eating pretzels). For this game, students partner with one or two other students. One partner pulls one of the strips of paper (cut from the first two pages) out of a bucket. Without showing th
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Show Not Tell - 4-5 Day Writing Assignment
Included:- Graphic Organizers for Pre-Writing- Lined Paper for Story- Lift to Reveal CardsStudents will work on planning their story through sensory details, WWWWWH, and a time line.
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Show Not Tell Writing Worksheet With Seventeen Prompts
This worksheet has a mini-lesson containing a sample to read aloud and annotate. The bottom half of the document contains 17 different writing prompts to use anywhere for instruction. I've used the worksheet for guided practice, skill review, and as homework assignments. This even lends itself to a
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Show Not Tell
Great activity for students to improve their writing.
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Show don't Tell - Worksheet
Worksheet to practice how to 'show' and not 'tell' in descriptive writing.
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Show Not Tell Writing Prompts
Help students increase their use of description and vivid language with short examples and writing prompts.
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Realistic Fiction Writing Unit (Common Core Aligned)- UPDATED!
**Totally Updated -- May 2017** BEST SELLER!This is a COMPLETE unit including EVERY graphic organizer that students will need to write their realistic fiction story. Also includes great anchor charts to help students develop their ideas. *Common Core Aligned for Grade 3 (but can easily be adapt

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Personal Narrative Writing
This is a perfect personal narrative unit for grades 2-5. I teach second grade and the kids loved it and did so well with it! I teach personal narrative where the students choose a true story where they overcame a problem or learned a lesson. This creates a true climax in the story! Here's what's

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Descriptive Writing: Show, Don't Tell
"Show, Don't Tell" is a writing strategy that helps students add descriptive details in their writing. This flipbook is a great way to teach the skill, while having fun! This packet contains a few different activities that you can use. There are some examples in the handout to help you out! I have a
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Writing Mini-Lesson: Show, Don't Tell! (Lesson #6)
Lessons That Create Writers are exactly what their name denotes: writing lessons that will help turn your students into bonafide writers! Show, Don't Tell is the sixth mini-unit in the series and will teach your middle schoolers how to take their writing to the next level. Through direct instructi

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Show, Don't Tell Writing Flipchart
Students will learn to add vivid details to "boring" sentences through the use of this fun activity. They will draw what they visualize after reading a "boring" sentence and notice that all of the their drawings are different. After reading a much more detailed description, they will draw what they
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