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: Feelings- This brainstorming list allows students to gather ideas for their stories by thinking of times when they felt a certain way
*Feelings Charades- This activity is so FUN! Volunteers in your class will act out different feelings while the rest of the class records the body language/actions that they notice. This game helps students understand how to "show not tell" in their writing. This game includes 6 feelings cards and a recording sheet.
*Showing Feelings Chart- This chart can be used as a resource in your students' writing notebooks/binders. Twelve different feelings are described so that your students can reference the chart when writing.
*Changing Telling to Showing- Four different practice pages allow your students to practice changing a telling sentence into a showing sentence or paragraph. I included four different sentences so that you can use these whole group, in partners, or independently.
*Showing vs. Telling with Patricia Polacco- This activity includes feeling cards that will be passed out to students. While reading different Patricia Polacco books throughout the unit, students will raise the feeling card they were assigned if they hear it in the story. Also included are charts for The Junkyard Wonders, For the Love of Autumn, and Chicken Sunday with specific page numbers and quotes from the text where a feeling has to be inferred.
*Inferring Characters' Feelings- Once students understand how to infer feelings and how to show them in their writing, this independent practice page allows them to record quotes from a text while reading and the feeling they inferred. You can use this in guided reading groups, during reading workshop, or as an assessment to see if your students understand how to infer feelings.
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