Show Me, Don't Tell Me
Students discover the elements needed to write a persuasive essay. They identify adjectives and adverbs in travel brochures. They create their own travel brochure for another location using persuasion.
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Show, Don't Tell Sentences
The written word has a magical way of evoking the most descriptive images in one's mind. Encourage scholars to write descriptively with a learning exercise that challenges young writers to show, not tell, what traits make up a character.
1st - 6th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
The Tell-Tale Heart
One of the most famous short stories, Edgar Allan Poe's "The Tell-Tale Heart," is the focus of this resource. Learners read the story, respond to several text-based questions, and brainstorm ideas about a question relating to the text as...
7th - 10th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
When to Use "Me", "Myself" and "I"
Clarify your kids' writing with a video about pronouns, specifically me, myself, and I. As kids watch the short video, they see cute robots demonstrate the proper use of each pronoun, as well as the definitions of reflexive and intensive...
3 mins 2nd - 7th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Show, Don't Tell: Details to Make Writing Come Alive
After each of three viewings of a 45-second video, aspiring writers employ vivid adjectives and precise, strong verbs to "show, don't tell." First they compose a single sentence, then three, and finally a five-sentence paragraph. Repeat...
6th - 9th English Language Arts
Show, Don't Tell: The First Rule of Writing
Model for young writers how to create pictures in the minds of readers with a series of slides that demonstrate how sensory appeals enliven writing. The presentation includes opportunities for viewers to practice showing writing.
7th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable