This 44 slide PowerPoint will show students how to effectively use description, action and dialogue in their writing and thus Show rather than Tell. The presentation has been divided into three parts (Description, Action, Dialogue) which can be used separately or as one presentation. The section on description discusses using specific nouns and sensory details. The section on Action discusses vivid, active verbs, while the Dialogue section discusses when to use dialogue as well as how to format it. Regular writing/discussion prompts are included to help students practice what they are learning. This can be used with students in Middle and High School Language Arts courses.