Don't Tell. Show!

As part of a study of narrative writing, young story tellers are asked to revise 20 telling sentences and create showing ones.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Have kids select one of the sentences and use it as the basis of a short, showing narrative
  • Make sentence strips for great examples and post them about the room
Pros

  • The telling sentences present situations with lots of potential for showing revisions
Cons

  • Beware the errors in the model sentences