Show me, dont tell me instructions. 1. The first 2 slides, give examples of telling statements that have been turned into showing statements. 2. The following slides just have a telling statement. - PowerPoint PPT Presentation
Show me, dont tell me instructions1. The first 2 slides, give examples of telling statements that have been turned into showing statements.2. The following slides just have a telling statement.3. Your task is to write a knock my socks off showing statement for each one. Please write them in your writers notebook.
The girl was pouting. Melissas lower lip stuck out from her face as she shifted her eyes to the left. I knew from the way her arms were folded tightly across her red shirt, she was not happy with me. The only thing missing was a big tear dripping down her face.
The dog was mean.The ferocious dog rolled his eyes back in his head until all I could see was the whites of his eyes. Long, jagged fangs hung from the inside of his pinkish gray mouth. He snapped at the ball I threw sending a wad of slimy, saliva across the room.
It was a beautiful evening.
The girl screamed.
When a piece of writing is well written, its easy for us to visualize what the author wants us to see. I have something very specific in mind that I want you to see from this sentence, The girl was pouting. Who would like to try and describe it for me? You cant possibly no what Im looking for because Im just telling you the girl is pouting. I need to show you. (Click on picture) The tricky part is to paint a picture with words. (Click mouse to bring up showing example.)*Repeat with the dog picture*Kids practice turning showing to telling. Share with a partner. Share with the class. Then have them practice with written examples of showing vs. telling*