1. Writing Prompt: Write for 10 minutes.
You and your friends raid Area 51. What do you find?
3. Rewrite the following sentences to SHOW rather than TELL:
- He was scared.
- She was angry.
- They were surprised.
- He was in love.
4. When is it better to tell than to show?
5. Write the inciting incident of your story: What gets the actual story moving?
- Round one: List everything that is going to happen in this scene (telling). -- Write for 10 minutes.
- Highlight the pieces that are absolutely necessary for this scene.
- Round two: Show what is happening in as much sensory detail as possible. - Write for 10 minutes.
- Highlight the pieces you want to keep.
6. Exit Ticket: Mini Critique: Read a partner's scene and comment on the following:
- Where are they showing and telling effectively?
- Where could they add details to deepen what the scene is trying to show?
- Where could they condense the scene to tighten their writing?
- Writing Prompt
- Show and Tell Notes
- Rewrite to show
- Inciting Incident Show/Tell
- Exit Ticket