Show Don't Tell Writing PowerPoint and Flipbook: Print and Digital Options

Deb Hanson
Grade Levels
3rd - 6th, Homeschool
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Show, Don't Tell Writing PowerPoint: The "Show, Don't Tell" writing strategy is designed to help students use descriptive words and sentences to improve the quality of their writing pieces.

This file contains both a 23-slide PowerPoint and a matching flipbook which students will be able to use as reference for the remainder of the school year. Furthermore, the flipbook is available in both printable and digital format. The digital version is compatible with Google Slides.

Also, you DO have my permission to convert this PowerPoint to a Google Slides format to share with your students.

The PowerPoint contains the following format:

Slides 1-4: Introduction to "Show, Don't Tell" & explaining what the phrase means.

Slides 5-10: Showing Sentence or Telling Sentence Two sentences are provided on each slide. Students must determine which sentence shows, and which sentence tells.

Slides 11-18: Focusing on Emotions when Showing Sentence charts are providing for six emotions (nervous, happy, scared, angry, sad, & tired). Students consider what happens with their hands, heart, face, feet, and other body parts when they feel a certain emotion. They fill in their chart with related showing sentences.

Slides 19-23: Revising Telling Sentences Not Related to Emotions Students revise four telling sentences to make them showing sentences.

Along with the PowerPoint, an 8-page FLIPBOOK is included in this file! As students progress through Slides 11-23, they can record the sentences that appear in the PowerPoint in their own flipbook. Then, this flipbook becomes a valuable reference tool for students to use when they are writing independently for the rest of the school year.


This PowerPoint cannot be edited due to the copyright requirements made by the contributing artists (clip art, font, background).

Click on the following links to check out my other writing PowerPoints!

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Types of Writing PowerPoint and Activities (25 slides!)

Writing Dialogue PowerPoint (60 slides!)

Writing with the Hamburger Model: A PowerPoint and Worksheet Companion

Topic Sentences and Conclusion Sentences (includes 2 PowerPoints plus worksheets!)

Writing Leads PowerPoint (37 slides!)

What’s Wrong with this Sentence? PowerPoint (24 slides!)

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33 pages
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Teaching Duration
2 days
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Use concrete words and phrases and sensory details to convey experiences and events precisely.
Use precise language and domain-specific vocabulary to inform about or explain the topic.
Use precise words and phrases, relevant descriptive details, and sensory language to convey experiences and events.
Use narrative techniques, such as dialogue, pacing, and description, to develop experiences, events, and/or characters.
Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, relevant descriptive details, and well-structured event sequences.


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