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Showing not Telling Activity - Printable - Fun
This is a one off activity to go with the writing lesson, 'Showing not Telling'. After modelled writing this activity would be perfect independent task to teach 'showing not telling'. Linking it to the teacher gives the students a motivation to write! Who wouldn't want to describe an angry teacher!
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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 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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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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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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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 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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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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Halloween Writing Activity and Craft (Show not tell)
In this activity, students will be given a feeling/emotion and they will have to create a Halloween picture displaying that feeling/emotion. I have provided a few outlines, but you may also have the kids draw the picture too! Students will include a paragraph that describes their picture without say
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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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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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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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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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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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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
Show Not Tell: A variety of well designed activities for students to understand SIX WAYS that authors and writers can show not tell. Students practice identifying SHOW NOT TELL in well written passages and then practice doing it on their own with first a brainstorm, then on their own, using scaffo
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SHOW NOT TELL - Creating descriptive writers
This is a writing activity which involves the students to show how a character may be feeling without telling the audience. For example - instead of saying someone is ANGRY they may have clenched fists and grinding teeth with a burning red face. This is a fun activity which my students loved doing
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SHOW Not Tell! Bring Boring Sentences to Life!
This is set of about 60 BORING sentences that students need to bring to LIFE using sensory details and figurative language! For example, students may take the sentence "The dog is cute" and turn it into "My heart melted like chocolate on a hot day when I took in the sight of the adorable, cuddly pup
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Writing: Show Not Tell Sort
This is a wonderful activity that can be adapted for individual students, pairs, cooperative groups, or even all three! Students will learn how to take general statements and turn them into a magnified moment. Struggling writers will benefit from the interaction and the examples provided.
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