Show Not Tell Monster Experiment Writing Activity

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Show Not Tell Monster Experiment Writing Activity
Show Not Tell Monster Experiment Writing Activity
Show Not Tell Monster Experiment Writing Activity
Show Not Tell Monster Experiment Writing Activity
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4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Common Core Standards
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In order for students to be able to write good narrative stories, they need to learn the importance of showing instead of telling. The purpose of this lesson is to show the students how important descriptive writing is by having the students write a short, descriptive paragraph about the scariest monster from their imagination, which they need to draw after writing their paragraph. After that, their writing will be passed on to another student, who will draw the monster according to the descriptions provided. If written properly, the students should be able to recreate the writer’s monster, and the drawings should look similar when compared at the end. By doing this activity, the students should see the importance of descriptive writing with their own eyes. This is a perfect lesson to conduct during Halloween!

This lesson includes 3 reproducibles and 2 pages of directions. The estimated duration of the lesson is around 50 minutes, although this could be adapted depending on your needs. From previous experiences, it is always better to give the students more time, and believe me, they will be begging you for more time for this activity!

As a bonus, you can dress up in a lab coat and have some test tubes and other materials visible for the students to see when they walk in the room. This will set the mood for the "experiment," and it also could work as a Halloween costume if done during Halloween!

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Happy teaching,
Misha Holz
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5
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Teaching Duration
50 Minutes

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Show Not Tell Monster Experiment Writing Activity
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