Show, Don't Tell Sorting Game

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This game is a great way to teach younger students the importance of using descriptions and details in a way to enhance their writing. This activity will introduce them to the concept of "Showing, Not Telling," a practice many seasoned writers often struggle with. This activity is guaranteed to improve students' understanding of using simple phrases to add depth and emotion to their narrative stories.

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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Use dialogue and description to develop experiences and events or show the responses of characters to situations.
Orient the reader by establishing a situation and introducing a narrator and/or characters; organize an event sequence that unfolds naturally.
Demonstrate understanding of figurative language, word relationships, and nuances in word meanings.
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.
Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.


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