This bundled resource includes 20 Show Me, Don’t Tell Me! Task Cards AND 20 Show Me, Don’t Tell Me! Prompts.
Each resource is great to use for homework, centers, warm-ups, enrichment, examples in writing journals/notes, whole group on an interactive whiteboard/projector, or just for a fun learning activity! I use these activities in my class to help my own students understand what it means to “show” the reader rather than “tell” them. Every year it seems students need a refresher on adding sensory details to their writing, so I always start my narrative writing unit with this practice. I have included some sample ideas in each resource, if you need to give your students a better understanding of the sensory details you are hoping for in their narrative writing. This resource is also helpful to use in preparation for state testing.
Standards Addressed: CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.3.3, CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.4.3 / W.4.3d, CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.5.3 / W.5.3d
Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, descriptive details, and clear event sequences.