Show Don't Tell Mini Writing Anchor Charts

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Grade Levels
3rd - 5th
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This right here is one of the best resources! It's great for reading and writing. This would be great to use even up to middle school with how detailed it is. Hands down amazing resource!
Absolutely love the connected visuals and varied descriptions for the emotions. A must for my writing block.
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I have always struggled to get my students to be more descriptive with their writing. They simply want to list or simply state how a character feels. This Show Don't Tell Resource Ring will help your students become more descriptive with their writing and make their characters come to life.

What's Included?

This writing resource includes 32 Show Don't Tell cards. Each card includes a variety of ways that students can SHOW how a character is feeling vs. telling. Each card includes a picture of that emotion or feeling so students are sure they are being precise with their language.

Printing Options:

  • Each card can be printed in black and white or in color.
  • Cards can be printed single-sided, four to a page. Each card includes the Feeling or Emotion word, a list of ways students can show that emotion vs. stating it. The cards also include a picture that represents what that feeling or emotion looks like.
  • Cards can be printed in a "create-your-own" option. Each card can be printed with just the emotion/feeling word and the picture. There is blank space included on the card so students can create their own Show Don't Tell resource.
  • Cards can be printed in a mini baseball style option. Each card can be printed 8 to a page and can be printed front and back. The front of the card includes the emotion/feeling word and the picture and the back of the card includes all the ways you can show that emotion or feeling.

Suggested Uses:

  • Create a few class rings to include at your writing station.
  • Print the cards and place them on your word wall.
  • Give each student their own Show Don't Tell Resource Ring to include in their independent writing folder.
  • Use during writing conferences and small group instruction.


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Teaching Duration
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, well-chosen details, and well-structured event sequences.
Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking.
Apply knowledge of language to understand how language functions in different contexts, to make effective choices for meaning or style, and to comprehend more fully when reading or listening.


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