These 20 Show Me, Don’t Tell Me! prompts are 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! Every year it seems students need a refresher on adding sensory details, vivid language, and descriptions to their writing, so I always use this resource at the beginning of my narrative writing unit. I use these practices in my class to help my own students understand what it means to “show” the reader rather than “tell” them. I have included some sample ideas, if you need to give your students a better understanding of the sensory details you are hoping for in their narrative writing. You can copy the set and have students complete one each week during your narrative writing unit or use in preparation for state testing.
If you are enjoy using this product, you might also like my Show Me, Don't Tell Me (Set #1) - Task Cards! This resource can be found by clicking HERE
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.