Creative Writing Workshop: "Show. Don't Tell" Mini Lesson

Creative Writing Workshop: "Show. Don't Tell" Mini Lesson
Creative Writing Workshop: "Show. Don't Tell" Mini Lesson
Creative Writing Workshop: "Show. Don't Tell" Mini Lesson
Creative Writing Workshop: "Show. Don't Tell" Mini Lesson
Creative Writing Workshop: "Show. Don't Tell" Mini Lesson
Creative Writing Workshop: "Show. Don't Tell" Mini Lesson
Creative Writing Workshop: "Show. Don't Tell" Mini Lesson
Creative Writing Workshop: "Show. Don't Tell" Mini Lesson
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(36 MB|37 pages)
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Are your students rushing their writing or turning in vague, boring work? Every writer needs to learn the crucial rule of showing, not telling in their work. With this writing workshop mini-lesson, students will learn what it means to show, not tell and practice doing so.

This NON-EDITABLE resource includes:

  • Suggested lesson plan
  • 20 sentence strips
  • "Show. Don't Tell" PowerPoint slideshow
  • Double-sided student worksheet

The slideshow explains "Show. Don't tell" to students, comparing examples of "telling sentences" with "showing paragraphs". After, students will receive a sentence strip with a "telling sentence" on it that they must turn into a "showing paragraph".

The included lesson plan breaks down the lesson with suggestions for modifications. The student worksheet gives students a place to brainstorm ideas before writing.

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Use precise words and phrases, telling details, and sensory language to convey a vivid picture of the experiences, events, setting, and/or characters.
Use precise language, domain-specific vocabulary, and techniques such as metaphor, simile, and analogy to manage the complexity of the topic.
Use precise words and phrases, telling details, and sensory language to convey a vivid picture of the experiences, events, setting, and/or characters.
Use precise language and domain-specific vocabulary to manage the complexity of the topic.
By the end of grade 11, read and comprehend literature, including stories, dramas, and poems, in the grades 11-CCR text complexity band proficiently, with scaffolding as needed at the high end of the range.By the end of grade 12, read and comprehend literature, including stories, dramas, and poems, at the high end of the grades 11-CCR text complexity band independently and proficiently.
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37 pages
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Teaching Duration
1 hour
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