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

Grade Levels
9th - 12th
Standards
Formats Included
  • Zip
Pages
37 pages
$2.99
$2.99
Share this resource

Also included in

  1. Need some skill-based mini lessons and writing workshops for your creative writing class or unit? These mini lessons are intended to teach secondary or high school students essential creative writing skills. Each mini lesson includes a PowerPoint presentation that covers a topic or skill and a follo
    $15.95
    $19.94
    Save $3.99
  2. Take the stress out of planning a Creative Writing class with this complete, 9-week elective course bundle! This Complete Creative Writing Class Bundle includes everything you need to teach creative writing skills, poetry analysis, and engage students in a variety of writing!In this engaging 9-week
    $74.58
    $93.23
    Save $18.65

Description

Sick of repeating the advice, "Show. Don't Tell?" 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.

The slideshow explains "Show. Don't tell" to students, comparing examples of "telling sentences" with "showing paragraphs." After, students will randomly choose a sentence strip with a "telling sentence" on it that they must turn into a "showing paragraph". This lesson is highly scaffolded with examples and the sentence strips turning writing practice into a hands-on activity.

With this mini lesson and "Show. Don't Tell" writing workshop activity, you and your students are set up for success! The included lesson plan breaks down the lesson with suggestions for modifications. The student worksheet gives students a place to brainstorm ideas before writing.

This NON-EDITABLE resource includes:

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

The whole resource (minus suggested answers) is visible in the preview, so check it out to see if this resource is right for you and your students!

Need more creative writing lessons and activities? Get the Mini Lessons Bundle or check out:

***This resource contains NON-EDITABLE PDF files and PowerPoint files within a zip folder. Please be sure you have the appropriate software for unzipping a zip folder before purchase (if you have any issues, Teachers Pay Teachers has great tech support and a FAQ page). Before purchasing, please review the preview for each corresponding resource to make sure this resource supports your and your students' needs. The whole resource, with the exception of any answer keys, are included in the preview.

Total Pages
37 pages
Answer Key
N/A
Teaching Duration
1 hour
Report this Resource to TpT
Reported resources will be reviewed by our team. Report this resource to let us know if this resource violates TpT’s content guidelines.

Standards

to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
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.

Reviews

Questions & Answers

Teachers Pay Teachers is an online marketplace where teachers buy and sell original educational materials.

More About Us

Keep in Touch!

Sign Up