Show; Don't Tell!: Secrets of Writing
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From descriptions, this book seemed to offer a fresh and fun look at the basic writing principle of "showing, not telling." I was sorely disappointed. The book was jumbled and difficult to follow. The author jumped between different examples with no rhyme or reason, rather than staying with a specific example or changing between examples in a logical fashion. Several of the examples were also incomplete. In addition, I don't feel the author spoke clearly to a specific audience.
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Evaluation: This book was a good tool in the 5th grade writing class to show examples of words and phrases to use when using detailed language. This book provides examples for students to see how to show emotions and not tell them in their writing.
Teaching Point: This book could be used for teaching writing, as well as acting out. Studen ...more
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I imagine creating a Reader's Theater script to use in segments. Different segments can focus on using specific nouns and revealing adjectives and using the five senses in writing fiction or non-fiction.
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