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Show Not Tell - Descriptive Writing Mini Unit
This is a FUN unit to help students add description to their writing. Most students LOVE to act... they won't even know they're learning at the same time! It is a perfect unit to do by itself, or to add to a current writing unit. This is aligned to the Common Core for grades 2-5! Click PREVIEW to
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Now Showing... {A Unit on Showing not Telling in Writing}
Are you looking for ways to encourage your students to show feelings in their writing instead of just telling them? This writing unit includes everything you need to teach your students about the importance of showing feelings in their writing. Included in this unit are: *Writing Ideas List: Feelin
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Writing Prompts: Show Not Tell!  2nd, 3rd, 4th
Stop those boring sentences! Here are over 30 'show not tell' prompts. Cut them up, laminate (optional), use them in small groups, pairs, or individually. Students use their senses to describe what is happening in a story. Thank you for stopping by! Enjoy ~April
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Writing Descriptively using Show, Not Tell
Create a poster, laminate a reference sheet, and practice using this great show, not tell lesson. To create an interesting story, the writer needs to show NOT tell the reader about people, places, and things they are writing about. Writers can do this by creating mental pictures in the minds of the
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Show Not Tell Lesson Plan
This lesson plan has two versions. The first version is the lesson plan I used with my examples and the focus skill of verb tenses. The second lesson plan has blanks to write your own example and focus skill. The last sheet is writing stationary that can be used to showcase student work. I use t
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Show Not Tell Writing PowerPoint
Use the Show, Not Tell writing strategy to write more vividly. This lesson shows how to use the "Show Not Tell" strategy in creative writing. Imagery and sensory language create mental pictures. Strong verbs replace dead verbs. Gives students four different strategies to use to replace 'to be" verbs
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Personal Narrative Interactive Notebook Lesson: Show-not-Tell
This lesson contains five activities to teach students show-not-tell writing: Activity 1: Examples and Non-Examples. Students will study “telling” and “showing” sentences to understand the difference. Activity 2: Writing Showing Sentences. Students will use “Showing Sentences Practice Sheet” to wri
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Showing, Not Telling -- The Attic is Spooky -- Writing Activity
Although this activity is about a spooky attic, it does not have to be taught at Halloween. The idea of this writing assignment is to encourage students to use better word choice that will allow them to SHOW their readers versus simply TELL their readers. This activity includes: A checklist for s
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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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Using Show not Tell in Writing; Complete Lesson  – Mr Stink
This download includes a complete, English lesson on the twenty second chapter of the book Mr Stink by David Walliams. The lesson focuses on how to write descriptive texts using show not tell. The lesson uses the events in the chapter as a base. Children will read and discuss the chapter. There is
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Show Not Tell Descriptive Writing Task Cards Grades 3-5
Descriptive writing--especially narrative writing--can be tricky for students. I wanted a way to engage my students in how to really see how writers “show” the reader what is happening without “telling”--and WITHOUT using boring practice sheets—and by doing “real writing”. I also really wanted to b
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Feeling Words Charades - SHOW not TELL in writing - Interactive
This is a fun and creative way to learn new words! Through this engaging activity students will learn, take ownership and act out 124 feeling words! Not only does this help vocabulary development through an interactive and fun game, but their writing improves too! When students are able to grasp a d
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Show Not Tell
Enhance your show and tell by incorporating ELA Reading/Writing Standards. Students choose an object for Show and Tell but instead of telling about it they develop three questions to ask their classmates! Their classmates then need to try and guess their item! Included in this packet is a lette
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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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Show Not Tell Owl Moon Writing Activity
Using the read aloud, Owl Moon, by Jane Yolen, I have designed a show not tell, Writer's Workshop activity. I break down, step by step, the modeled, guided and independent practice to encourage students to be successful.
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Now Showing, Not Telling: A Writing Mini-Unit for Primary Grades
Do your students have trouble with SHOWING in their writing and NOT telling!? This mini-unit will help them become more successful with the concept Show, Not Tell in order to add details to personal narratives! Included in this mini-unit: -Anchor Charts -Showing Charades -Graphic Organizers -Whole
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WRITING: SHOWING NOT TELLING-THE EMOTION POTION
"SHOWING NOT TELLING-THE EMOTION POTION" The Importance of Emotion in Writing Every lure that writers use to pull in readers is based on one crucial enticement-Emotion. A specific genre, topic, or theme may be the bait that catch readers’ interest, but teasing their emotions buries
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Show, Not Tell - Class Rights organizers and poster
This free, 6 page document includes 5 graphic organizers for students to use to write what rules "look like" - safety, responsibility, respect, honesty, and patience in 5 common school places - the hallway, bathroom, lunch/recess, specials, and the classroom. It also includes a rights and responsibi
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1st Grade Writers Workshop lesson 1.12 show not tell
This lesson is the 12th lesson in Unit 1 Writers Workshop Launching Small Moments. This lesson aligns with the Lucy Calkins Teacher's College the Writing and Reading Project 1st Grade writers’ workshop. I have created a PowerPoint for every writing lesson. The lessons are currently only complete tho
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Show Not Tell Feelings: A Writing Resource
#weheart4k Struggling with getting your students to use "show not tell" in their personal narratives? So was I until I created this fun and engaging product. This resource is perfect for a 1st or 2nd grade classroom! In this pack I've included: - a detailed explanation of how I roll out the "show
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Showing Not Telling - What Emotions & Feelings Look Like
This is a great reference sheet that I created with my class to help describe emotions and feelings in their writing.
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Add Detail & Style to Writing-Use Showing, Not Telling
Students will learn how to effectively show detail in their writing and avoid always telling verbatim. This step-by-step PowerPoint highlights everything students need to enhance their writing style in a discovery style format. A video clip activator will engage students from the beginning. This P
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7 Steps to Writing - Show not tell posters
7 Steps to Writing display posters. - Happy/excited, sad, angry, frightened, shocked, hot, cold, embarrassed, nervous and tired. - There is a emoticon picture for each emotion/feeling. - Ban the Boring I hope this is useful for you and your students! If you have Instagram I would love to see
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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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