Show Me Don't Tell Me!

Lesson to develop creative writing skills - 'show me, don't tell me' explores how you can paint a picture with your words without explicitly telling the reader everything that happens.  Engaging slides using images and exploring physical behaviours for different emotions, ways of speaking and other adjectives to support learners in creating effective and believable characters. Slides also include 'Showing Versus Telling' examples for learners to demonstrate their understanding of the difference between them. 

A creative writing task based on a choice of image stimulus gives learners the opportunity to put what they have learnt into practice - showing, not telling!

At the end of the resource, learners are encouraged to reflect on WWW (What Went Well) and EBI (Even Better If). 

Editor's note
A really creative set of slides that cleverly cover 10 feelings/emotions (happy, angry, shy, scared, smug, etc.) followed by clear examples and a range of writing stimuli. Plus an optional extension challenge.

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PowerPoint - 21 widescreen slides
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