Indirect and Direct Characterization: “Show, Don’t Tell” Writing Lesson

Indirect and Direct Characterization: “Show, Don’t Tell” W
Indirect and Direct Characterization: “Show, Don’t Tell” W
Indirect and Direct Characterization: “Show, Don’t Tell” W
Indirect and Direct Characterization: “Show, Don’t Tell” W
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Need a quick lesson to review or introduce characterization? Want students to show instead of tell in writing? Grab this activity to define direct vs. indirect characterization and get writing immediately!

In this lesson, students will:
• Learn what the two types are and their purposes
• Learn 5 strategies to convert direct sentences to indirect
• Practice in whole-class, small group, and individual sentences, including choosing their own direct sentences to revise
• Answer a review/exit ticket question to confirm that they understand

This 4-page download includes a ready-to-print student handout and answer key.
I first made this activity when my students could only somewhat define/explain the concept and needed some practice to improve the detail and description in a narrative assignment.

Bring this lesson into your classroom if you want to…
• Formatively teach and assess a writing technique
• Briefly introduce it to middle or high school students
• Reteach the concept as review
• Differentiate (or use it in a station!)
• Include it in another unit, writing assignment, or concept review

NOTE: This lesson is included in my Creative Writing/Narrative BUNDLE! Check it out to save!

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Teaching Duration
45 Minutes

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Indirect and Direct Characterization: “Show, Don’t Tell” W
Indirect and Direct Characterization: “Show, Don’t Tell” W
Indirect and Direct Characterization: “Show, Don’t Tell” W
Indirect and Direct Characterization: “Show, Don’t Tell” W